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The question of how to clean your jewelry can come up a lot in the jewelry business. While it may seem like a difficult process it is something that can be accomplished quite easily. Following these steps, you will be able to begin to incorporate jewelry cleaning into a routine. Keep your diamonds shining.

Step 1: Deciding on a cleaner

There are two options for jewelry cleaners. Your first option is to buy one from a store. Your second option is to create your own. Creating your own is a simple process and that process is outlined in this video: How to Clean Your Jewelry

Once you have a jewelry cleaner the first step of the process is to let your jewelry soak for up to 30 minutes. The time you take to soak your jewelry depends on how often you clean your jewelry. If you clean your jewelry every day simply letting it soak while you brush your teeth is perfectly fine.

Step 2: Cleaning the Jewelry

After letting your jewelry soak, the next step is to brush the jewelry piece with a soft bristle toothbrush. Make sure you plug the drain! Brushing serves the purpose of reaching into those tight crevices and breaking free the dirt, oils, and debris that build up over time. Dirt and oil are what prevent the diamonds from reflecting light.

Step 3: Rinsing the Jewelry

Rinse with water and pat dry with a towel. It is important to thoroughly dry your diamond jewelry piece after rinsing it off. This prevents water spots from forming on the surface and prevents it from shining as it could.

Maintaining your Jewelry Sparkle

The most important thing is how often you should clean your jewelry. When you clean your jewelry more often you reduce the time needed to soak in solution and to brush. The more often you clean your jewelry the better. Build-up happens over time and as time goes on you will not be able to fully remove all the dirt debris and oil that has accumulated without professional help.

What to avoid:

Harsh Chemicals

Be careful what chemicals you use to clean your jewelry as they can damage your jewelry especially if you have jewelry made out of something like sterling silver.

Home Ultrasonic cleaning

You might see online the opportunity to buy your ultrasonic cleaner and think that’s a great idea. While it may feel more convenient you could be signing up for potential damage to your jewelry. Ultrasonic cleaners clean very effectively but also can shake loose stones that have been slightly damaged in any way. So if you’re going to get it cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner make sure you get it done professionally, the jeweler can identify loose stones and make sure the issue gets fixed right away before any issues occur.