There’s always a feeling of excitement when you buy a beautiful and unique jewelry piece for yourself or receive a thoughtful jewelry gift from a loved one. But that can quickly fade when the item loses its luster. You wear it less and less until you no longer wear it.
We don’t want that ever to happen, so here are some tips on how to clean your jewelry, keeping your precious gems looking their best for years to come.
Here are some simple hacks you can practice daily:
Sterling Silver is the core material for our jewelry, so polishing is an excellent way to bring back its shine, especially when the tarnishing is light.
Before we get into it, we’d like to know that while these tips are handy, you are better off getting your items professionally polished, especially if it is of high value.
Here’s what you need to know:
Gold should be stored separately from other metals to prevent scratches because it is typically softer than silver. However, with regular use, gold can still quickly gather grime.
How to clean gold jewelry
Silver is our most popular jewelry material. So, to maintain the beauty of your silver jewelry, here’s what you can do.
Gold vermeil is far more durable than traditional gold-plated jewelry. It is made with only precious materials and goes through a meticulous manufacturing process. It guarantees that, with proper care, the jewelry will last a lifetime. However, because of the nature of the product, it will eventually wear off. You can ask your local jeweler about re-plating your piece if this occurs.
Non-porous gemstones: Lukewarm water and a small amount of ammonia are safe options for this jewelry. If you are concerned about ammonia, substitute a non-concentrated soft detergent liquid.
Porous gemstones: Due to the delicate nature of Diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, they need careful cleaning to avoid discoloration, scratches, and chipping. Don’t use warm water when cleaning them.
Gently rub with a soft linen cloth or jewelry cleaner for a short period.
Pearls are very soft stones, which means they scratch easily. Although it is extremely tough, dehydration, aging, and excessive bleaching during processing can cause it to become fragile.
Here’s what you need to do to keep it in good condition:
Here’s what you can do to clean your pearls: