Tips for Cleaning Gemstone Jewelry
We help many of our clients choose their favorite gemstones and turn them into beautiful jewelry pieces. It is important to keep gemstone jewelry clean to bring out their shine and luster. We offer a jewelry cleaning service with our ultrasonic jewelry cleaners and steamers, but you would like to clean your gemstone jewelry at home, consider these tips:
Soak the jewelry in a bowl of warm water for several minutes. This will release all the dirt and grime that has gotten stuck on the jewelry over time. After the jewelry has been soaked you can dump out the water and refill it with clean water.
Add a small amount of dish soap to the bowl and allow the jewelry to soak for several more minutes. Take a soft brush and gently scrub the jewelry to remove the dirt in the crevices and around the gemstones.
Rinse the jewelry well in cool water to remove the soap and any other dirt that was left behind and loosened up with the scrubbing. Make sure you rinse the gemstone jewelry well, as the detergent could damage the gemstones if not removed properly.
Dry each piece of jewelry with a towel and store it. Do not put your jewelry away wet or damp as this could damage or tarnish it. You can pat the jewelry dry with a towel for the best results or lay it out on a towel and allow it to air dry completely.
Gemstone jewelry is beautiful and can be expensive. If you own gemstone jewelry and want to protect it and keep it looking great for many years, make sure you are cleaning it regularly and properly.