How to take care about your jewelry?
Your jewelry will last longer with proper care. A regular professional cleaning at least once a year is a good idea. Between professional cleanings there are some things you can do to keep your jewelry clean.
- It is important to store your jewelry so the pieces don’t come in contact with each other.
- Keep jewelry in a fabric-lined jewelry case, or in a box with dividers.
- Remove your jewelry if you’re going to do housework, applying makeup, perfume, hairspray and before getting shower.
- Avoid wearing jewelry in swimming pools and spas, chlorine can react with metals causing color and structural damage.
How to clean Diamonds?
To clean diamonds, use a mild solution of 6 parts water to 1 part ammonia and apply with a soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly.
How to clean Gemstones?
The best way to clean your gemstone jewelry is in a bowl of water with a few drops of ordinary dish detergent. Using an old toothbrush or other soft brush, scrub gently behind the stone where dust and soap can collect. Always rinse and dry your jewelry after cleaning. A home ultrasonic cleaner should be used with extreme caution. It can be used to clean ruby, sapphire, diamond, iolite, amethyst, citrine, garnets, iolite, chrysoberyl, and unadorned gold jewelry but it may damage gems like emerald, pink tourmaline, peridot, pearls, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise, and any gem that has many inclusions.
How to clean Metals?
To clean your jewelry at home, you will find many commercial cleaners available. In addition, you will find a soft chamois cloth, an effective and inexpensive way to keep your pieces shining.