Cleaning jewelry at home can be done. There are professional things to try and even some home remedies. Each piece of jewelry might have to be cleaned differently as to not ruin it. There are some tips to follow and some advice for follow for common problems when cleaning it.
Cleaning your jewelry will make you feel better. You might have more jewelry at home then you think. Over the years it is common to collect it and store it in a special box. Often people forget exactly what they have. A great thing to do on a rainy day is to look through your jewelry box to see what you have and polish it up. There might be some old necklaces or pearls that you could wear again.
To make your jewelry sparkle and shine again there are a few things you can do. The first involves using a soft cloth or piece of felt. You can try rubbing the items using these cloths to see how much dirt comes off. When that is done, you can wipe them with warm water.
A non abrasive cleaner can be used after you have washed the jewelry using warm water. You simply wipe on the product and then wipe dry. It is noted that some items cannot be cleaned using non abrasive items due to the fact that it might scratch them. These pieces include; emeralds, rubies, coral and turquoise.
Gemstones can be stained from constant perfume use, cosmetics and perspiration marks. It is important to keep these stones cleaned using a cloth. Paper towel use to clean jewelry can leave jewels with scratches.
Gold can be cleaned by using a soft brush and warm water. The water can have a mix of detergents as long as they are fragrance free. Silver involves lots of cleaning. It is often a metal that tarnishes quickly. Simply keeping it wiped with a soft cloth might help it to last longer before cleaning.
Pearls can be cleaned only by using a soft cloth. Anything else will scratch them. Pearls cannot be stored near gold or some types of gemstones as it can discoloration the pearls.
There are also some home remedies to try. Some people use natural solutions to clean jewelry and swear by their effectiveness. One idea is to clean it in cooled down potato water. Another claim is to use a tooth brush and paste, although some experts claim that the brush and the paste will not do any good but actually harm the items. Another idea is to soak it in salt, baking soda and water for a few minutes and then remove and rinse. While these ideas might work for some types of jewelry it is advised to use your own caution.
Getting jewelry to sparkle again can take some work. It all looks good at first in the store under those flashy lights, but when you get them home and wear them for a bit, suddenly the color isn`t as bright, diamonds look dull and silver tarnishes. When this happens we struggle to find cleaning answers so that we can fix the problem. However, it is important to note that all types of jewelry clean in different ways. The best thing to do is to prevent it from becoming really dirty by maintaining them with a soft cloth regularly.
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