Most commercially sold jewellery
cleaning products are safe but beware of those products that contain ammonia or
chemicals that can damage sensitive gems like pearls.
easiest and most effective way to clean jewellery is by soaking your jewellery
for a few moments in a solution of warm water and add a few drops of mild
Use a soft brush to gently scrub
your jewellery. A soft bristled toothbrush will be fine.
required, you may need to use a matchstick or toothpick to remove builded up
dirt in difficult to reach areas that the warm water was not able to
in warm running water.
or blow on the jewellery piece to remove excess liquid, then gently polish with
a soft lint-free cloth.
order to keep your jewellery clean for as long as possible, apply perfumes, perfumes,
colognes, and hairsprays before you put on jewellery. These chemicals will not
only reduce the shine of the gemstones, but they may also be destructive to
some gemstones such as pearls.
If possible, pearls should not touch your skin as the
acid in perspiration is detrimental, therefore after use, wipe the pearls with
should take special care when wearing a ring with a high setting, particularly
if it’s a claw setting. Damaging the claws may destabilise the setting holding
the gemstone and if unnoticed, the gemstone may be lost.
Coloured gemstones should not be subjected to
extreme temperature differences as this may cause the gemstone to fracture. Coloured
gemstones are rated softer than diamonds and may chip or fracture should they
be subjected to any shock or physical trauma.