Jewelry cleaning can be done with the help of different methods. Before you place your precious jewelry in water, make sure to clean it beforehand. You can either use a dry cloth or soft brush to remove dust and dirt build-up on the piece of jewelry which you'll be placing in water. Bring it down to a safe temperature by running tap water over each piece of jewelry, submerging it for about thirty seconds at a time before lifting them out completely, then drying them off with another cloth before putting them away. Here are some other things to consider in order to protect your jewelry:
One of the most common methods is to use warm water and mild soap. Place the jewelry in a flat dish that is shallow enough for it not to touch the bottom of the dish. Soap up a cloth and gently clean your jewelry, but don't scrub too hard, because you might scratch it or cause discoloration. Once the jewelry is clean, rinse off or dry with a soft cotton towel. You can also use paper towels to wipe off the excess soap.
You can prevent tarnished surfaces by cleaning your jewelry after each wear. Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place (away from direct sunlight) to prevent tarnish that can occur when exposed to moisture. If you'd like, you can put stones into an ultrasonic cleaner for five minutes or run them through the dishwasher using a cap full of detergent and hot water.
To remove tarnish from silver or gold jewelry, clean with a soft bristle toothbrush and a drop of liquid dishwashing soap. If necessary, repeat the cleaning process as often as needed to keep your pieces looking and feeling fresh and new.
Keep jewelry at room temperature away from moisture. Avoid placing your jewelry in direct sunlight and do not use harsh chemicals to clean it. Do not attempt to clean your jewelry if it has been exposed to water or dirt as it could severely damage it.
Wear your jewelry with care. Make sure it is properly sized so it won't rub against your skin, making red marks on you. Avoid wearing bangles when doing yard work or working out. Check for any broken or frayed earrings and repair them immediately.
If you aren't wearing your jewelry, keep it in a secure place where children can't find it or put in an airtight container to prevent tarnish and oxidation. When your jewelry is not being worn, store it in the case that came with it. Put chain in a mesh pouch or bag to maintain its shape. If you are on vacation, leave your loose chains at home so they won't get lost.
To clean synthetics after painting, baking or applying makeup on them, use an alcohol based solution on a soft cloth to remove any excess paint or makeup residue before washing with soap and warm water. Then rinse thoroughly with clear water before placing in an airtight container.
How To Clean Your Diamonds?
This is not as easy as it seems. It requires lots of patience and care. If you don't want to risk ruining your expensive gemstones, then you should use gentle soap and a soft brush. Cleansing is very important before setting diamond rings or earrings with a different gemstone. Do not use abrasive cleaners on diamonds, they may damage the stone's surface by scratching the diamond's facets. The cleaning should be done in a safe temperature and be completely rinsed off to prevent bacteria from growing.
Also, you should avoid clean diamonds with ammonia-based cleaners and steamers. The cleaner may damage or wear down the diamond's surface and the steam can heat it up to a point when it can create cracks in the stone. Instead, use warm water and mild soap, along with small brushes to clean off residue.