Jewelry cleanliness is the process of removing tarnish or dirt from fine jewelry to enhance its look. It is a process that many people know nothing about and often does not include regular cleaning or treatment. Unfortunately, it is necessary to follow certain rules to ensure that your jewelry is properly cleaned on a regular basis in order to look as best as possible. Here are a few jewelry cleaning tips that you should be following on an everyday basis if you want to keep your fine jewelry looking as good as new:
If you use any type of cleaner that contains acids, be it vinegar or lemon juice, be careful not to apply it to your gold jewelry. Many cleaning chemicals will attack the gold molecules directly, creating dullness and an overall poor result. Gold jewelry should only be cleaned with chemicals designed for this purpose, and these are often referred to as “cheap gold” cleaners.
If you have gemstones, it is important that you follow the same rule for cleaning them as you do for your jewelry. Use water and a gentle dish soap to clean them. Do not use anything with a strong abrasive base such as a metal scouring pad or steel wool. Also be sure not to apply too much pressure while scrubbing. After you are finished, pat them dry and store them away. The pressure from the cleaner will push dirt into the gemstone, which can then catch fire and cause a serious loss.
Some people have been using homemade jewelry cleaners as a preservative for years, but these cleaners are not recommended for gemstones. This is because most gemstones are actually very sensitive to high temperatures. While gemstones are safe in general when stored in a controlled environment (a hot box or a temperature set by a jeweler), they can get extremely hot when they are exposed to a hot cleaner. These high temperatures can cause the gel or other chemical to break down, thereby causing the stone to lose its sparkle. If you want to try storing your own preservatives, try coating your gemstones in talcum. This can be placed in the freezer and then frozen.
The best part about these tools is that they are easy to use. All you need to do is take your gemstone to a jeweler who uses a professional ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Then, once the jeweler disposes of the solution, you can safely place it in your jewelry box and use it over again. The best part about this is that if you are storing the tool in your drawer, you will not have to worry about it getting dirty because it cannot come into contact with anything. The small size of the compact machine is also great because you can place it in a drawer and forget about it until you need it.
These compact machines use steam as a cleaning method. There are a couple of ways that they can accomplish this task, but a high-powered steamer has more staying power so you can use it more often. You simply add water to the container, put your jewelry in, set the steamer to the lowest setting, turn it on and use it to clean all of the dirt off of your diamonds, pearls, and other stones. You might need to get a couple of bottles of water to ensure that the water stays clean.
If you want to clean jewelry without water, you can use dish soap and a mild cleanser to clean your pieces. First, put a small amount of dish soap in a washcloth. Then, fill up a bowl with warm water and place your pieces inside of it. Scrub them gently with a mild cleanser and then rinse them with warm water. If you do not feel comfortable with using dish soap, you can also purchase a variety of other household cleaners that are specially formulated for cleaning jewelry.
These are the best jewelry cleaners available on the market, so take a look today at your favorite bracelet, necklace, or earrings and see how they sparkle when you wear them. You’ll definitely notice a huge difference when you look at your new jewelry. So now you know how to make sure that your sparkle stays bright and beautiful all day and all night! Enjoy!