Social distancing doesn’t mean neglecting your jewelry. To keep the jewelry in the best condition, it should be cleaned regularly. Otherwise, you may find that it takes on a matte look that negates the sheen and beauty of your jewelry or metal. However, visiting a professional cleaner may not be an option for you right now. To help you keep your jewelry in pristine condition, we have put together a guide to help you clean your decorations. While each material requires its technique and gentle hand, these tips will help keep your jewelry clean until you see a professional cleaner.
Pearls are very fragile, so it is crucial to be very careful when cleaning them. If there is no dirt, you don’t need water to clean them. A soft, dry cloth is sufficient. This is because soaking the pearls in water can damage them due to their porous and absorbent nature. When it comes to pearls, the best way to clean them up is to keep them from clumping together. When you’re done, put them last, clean them after each use, and store them in suitable dry conditions.
Erasing gemstone jewelry is much more difficult due to the multitude of stones used. Find specific instructions for your stone and follow these instructions as some of them can be damaged by water or harsh cleaning.
Platinum has a robust composition that makes it susceptible to common problems such as tarnishing or sticking. However, like all jewelry, it is prone to damage, such as scratches from overpolishing when cleaned. However, that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to take care of them. If you want to polish your platter at home to restore its shine, you can use lukewarm water, mild dish soap, and a soft cloth, especially a suede cloth. Wipe gently while polishing to avoid damaging it, allowing parts to air dry in a safe and ventilated location or dry gently with a special cloth.
Refining gold is a similar process regardless of what type of gold it is. You can buy special varnishes for gold. If they have tarnished, you can soak your gold coins in a mixture of lukewarm water, dish soap, and a few drops of ammonia to remove them.