How to Safely Clean Your Fine Jewelry

May 15th, 2014 Munchels Fine Jewelry


When you go out and spend an impressive amount of money on quality, fine jewelry, you naturally want to take care of it and make sure it stays in pristine condition. However, when you do a general search on Google for some quick DIY ways to clean your jewelry at home, it will often turn up some seemingly-bizarre methods. I mean, does it really seem normal to soak your gold in beer?

How to Clean Your Fine Jewelry | Munchel's Fine Jewelry Inc.


Luckily, Women’s Day Magazine has taken care of the research part for you, coming up with a list of ways to safely clean your jewelry:


Sterling Silver – Due to the fact that silver is a soft metal, it will scratch very easily if you scrub it or use harsh materials against the surface. The best way to get the shine you want is to use a cloth specifically made to polish silver. The dullness should rub away easily.


Gold – Whether your gold jewelry is tarnished or not will make a big difference in how you should clean it. If it is tarnished, dip your gold in a mixture of soapy water and a few drops of ammonia and gentle brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush. If there is no tarnish, simply mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water and brush with a soft toothbrush.


Pearls – After mixing a teaspoon of Woolite and a quart of water, dip your pearl jewelry in the solution for 10-15 seconds, wipe with a cloth washcloth and let it air dry. Want to ensure that they stay polished? Try bringing them out of the box and wearing them often; your body’s natural oils will ensure that they keep their shine.


Diamonds – Contrary to popular belief, using toothpaste to bring the sparkle back into your diamonds is not recommended, as it will likely harm the soft metal surrounding it. Some warm soapy water and a soft-bristle toothbrush are all it takes to keep your diamonds gleaming.


For further information on properly caring for your fine jewelry, contact Munchel’s Fine Jewelry Inc. today or visit our website. We’d love to help you get the most out of your investment!


(Posted by: Matt Munchel of Munchel’s Fine Jewelry)


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