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How to Clean Your Jewelry Easily

Updated on March 28, 2011

How to Clean Your Jewelry. Cleansing your jewelry is vital, it is amazing the germs that can form on your rings or necklaces. Many people overlook this essential factor of possessing a piece of jewelry and cleansing it not simply can make it appear greater and preserve its sparkle however it restores it.

Different kinds of jewelry need different cleaning methods:

1- Silver jewelry

For those who have a silver piece of jewelry you don't want to huge amounts of money on specialist solutions, what you need to do just use a soft tooth brush with a gentle soap. An old, soft toothbrush is an effective means for cleaning silver jewelry.
Gently brush the merchandise of jewelry to get rid of any particles, and as you scrub, avoid any stone settings. Rinse thoroughly under cool running water. Then dry the jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Even though there are numerous dips and solutions you are able to get that you simply basically place your silver jewelry, you need to be careful if you do decide to clean your jewelry using this method. Do not leave your silver within the solutions for too long or tend not to rinse it effectively when you have taken it out. You could possibly discover that a white residue is left with may be unattractive.

2- Gold jewelry

Gold jewelry especially rings can form a greasy film making the ring look dull and no longer eye catching, the usage of creams, body lotions and skins oil can add to this build up. You just need some mild soap or washing up liquid inside a bowl of warm drinking water .Soak your gold jewelry in a mild detergent and warm water solution for 1-3 minutes. Remove and gently brush the jewelry with a soft toothbrush or jewelry brush to remove any remaining grime.
Then remove them from the soapy mixture and rinse them all very carefully.

Use a soft cloth or a polishing cloth to gently rub over the jewelry to restore a beautiful shine.

3- Platinum jewelry

Platinum jewelry could be cleaned in the same way as gold and silver jewelry. Avoid ammonia, chlorine & other toxic substances as these can discolor the metal. Do not use pins, tweezers or other sharp objects to remove small particles of grime, you will only scratch the metal setting of your jewelry.

You can also have you platinum jewelry cleaned by a professional jeweller.

4- Diamond

Diamond is the hardest stone. Instead of using a diamond-cleaning kit, it could be cleaned by soft washing detergent or mild solution of ammonia with a gentle toothbrush. Simply soak your jewelry in soft washing detergent or mild solution of ammonia then brush gently.

It is necessary to clear your jewelry as often as you can to keep its sparkle. Store your gemstone jewelry in jeweler's tissue or a soft bag or place them into a jewelry box, but try to keep them from banging against one another. When you are in doubt, always approach a professional cleaner.

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      wendy87 

      7 years ago

      wow very useful for cleaning my old jewelery thanks voted up and super liked !!!!!

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