Most jewelry owners believe that jewelries are investment. For an investment to boost its value, it has to be taken care of, to make sure that it is at its finest to preserve its beauty. Your jewelries need regular cleaning done by professionals.
This way, you are ensured that they are in perfect condition always and this will allow the experts to detect early if there is any damage. Read on to learn more tips on cleaning your beloved jewelry.
Keeping Your Diamond’s Shine
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? Make sure that your best friend is thoroughly cleaned to keep its sparkle. You can use a soft-bristled brush; make sure it is non-metallic, plus a combination of mild ammonia and water for cleaning. Brush as gently as possible but avoid touching the precious gem as much as possible.
Maintain the Glimmer of your Gemstones
Gemstones are easier to clean than diamonds. All you need is to prepare a bowl of warm, soapy water and soak the gemstones in it. Again, a soft-bristled, non-metallic brush must be used to scrub off the grime. If you prefer to use a jewelry cleanser, please ensure that it is non-abrasive.
There are gemstones that have been heated and irradiated and these types don’t necessarily need special cleaning. However, the diffused stones types have the tendency to become lighter if you scrub them too hard. There are stones like emerald that need re-oiling form time to time and your jeweler can do this for you.
Caring for your Pearls
Almost every woman has pearl accessories. They are truly beautiful and elegant and they also need careful cleaning. The reason is that pearls are made of layers of nacre and these layers are very soft and sensitive to cleaning.
Cultured pearls must only be washed in very gentle, soapy water because any chemicals can damage the pearls. If you are fond of wearing your pearls very often, it is advisable to bring them for restringing at last every two years.
If grime has already built up, you may use rubbing alcohol to remove some of the stickier dirt. But again, don’t use alcohol with pearls. Most of your jewelry only requires mild soap water and a soft-bristled, non-metallic brush for cleaning. Just make sure that you brush the jewelry very gently since jewelries especially gold can be easily scratched. A soft cloth must be used to dry and buff your jewelry.
A Few More Tips…
Another way to clean your jewelry is through a machine called the ultrasonic cleaner. They clean your jewelry by using sound waves that bombard your jewelry. The vibration that the machine produces shakes off the grime but vibration can also cause severe damage to your jewelry.
If your precious stones get damaged, of course, they become less attractive and their value depreciates. Consult your jeweler regarding the stones that are okay to be cleansed through the ultrasonic cleaners.
Utmost care and attention must be given to your jewelries. Even if you don’t wish to sell them in the future, cleaning them regularly especially if professionals will do it can preserve their beauty and make them last for a longer period of time.
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