Amid all the practice about washing hands the right way, with the right soap and for the right length of time, we tend to ignore the jewellery that we wear needs cleaning too. We all would agree to the fact that once a piece of fine jewellery has had its sweet time in the sun, rigorously worked in and out on all the events from sangeet nights to sundowner weddings, each jewel swiftly makes a return to their home in our locker, no matter what state it’s taken off in.
If your jewellery collection has grown over the years, you are looking to give a good cleaning, because who knows how long it’s been sitting in your fine jewellery box? There will be a lot of pieces that might be tainted beyond your recognition, but once you give them a good scrub they’ll look exactly like when you first bought them. Just take a moment and think of all the sunscreen, lotions, perfumes, and dirt that build upon them, and yeah it’s not a pleasant thought. So here we bring you your ultimate guide to take care of your jewellery pieces without damaging them as we understand it’s one of the precious pieces of your wardrobe.
How To Clean Your Gold Jewellery?
During this unprecedented time, as you constantly wash your hands and apply lotions and sanitizer more often, it’s essential to regularly clean your jewellery to main its shine and gleam. To clean your gold jewellery at home, we highly recommend soaking it in warm soapy water and drying it with a soft cloth. For better results, you can also use an ultrasonic machine for efficient cleaning.
How To Clean Your Silver Jewellery?
Silver can oxidize with time, and when properly maintained, it improves with age. Silver is a very soft metal, so one has to be extra cautious in cleaning it at home. To remove the stubborn tarnish, the simple use of a special silver cleaner with a silver cloth is all required to bring back the lost brilliance and shine.
How To Clean Your Diamond Jewellery?
Diamonds are forever, but you will have to work a bit to maintain their sheen and sparkle. You can simply clean it with warm water and several drops of dish detergent, combine the mix in a bowl and soak your jewel in the solution for at least 15 minutes, then gently scrub it with a baby toothbrush as the bristles are very soft. After scrubbing the jewel, give a final rinse with water and then wipe it with a soft cloth.
You can follow the same regime for cleaning precious gemstones such as emeralds, sapphire, amethyst, and to name a few. Just ensure the water isn’t that steaming, let it cool for a while before soaking your jewel in it.
If you are in doubt about cleaning your most precious jewellery, we advise you to visit or take assistance from your jeweler. Professional help can keep the beauty of your possession sparkling.