You know we're around the corner when you need your jewelry sparkling again, a minute dip in our ultrasonic special cleaning solution and you have those rings and pendants shining again like new! But we're not around right now, and most of us exercising the stay-at-home order. So, I'd like to share some home remedies for your jewelry!
Cleaning your jewelry at home can be time consuming, results may not be the same as dropping them off at our store on your way to the hair dresser, or nail salon appointment (as many of you do), but it will give your jewelry a fresh look.
Your jewelry settings will get clogged up with lotion and soap and other everyday dust and hair and so on, but before I tell you how to clean them, let's go over top few things you definitely SHOULD NOT use.
1. Hot water
2. Baking Soda
3. Salt, vinegar
These are all elements which are abrasive and will damage your piece. Vinegar is acidic and will also not be recommended. Hot as well as very cold water may damage certain gems as they don't take well to drastic temperature change, we wouldn't want to crack them.
Best way to clean your jewelry is lukewarm water and dishwater detergent. Dawn is a good one, and you only require a few drops. Let your pieces sit in the solution a while, then gently scrub them with an extra soft brand new toothbrush. Dry off your pieces with a paper towel, or a soft cotton cloth, gently not to snag the prongs.