If spring cleaning doesn't sound like much fun to you, start with your jewelry to get it as sparkling as the first time you wore it. Everyday routines, like applying perfume, lotion or makeup, eating a greasy burger or sweating on the treadmill, affect the shine of your jewelry, so don't be surprised if you look at that milgrain detailing on your favorite gold ring and notice some serious gunk or if your sterling silver dot studs have just lost their luster.
Here are some tips for how to clean your collection gently and thoroughly using our jewelry cleaning kit. Remember - do not clean your jewelry over a drain or sink. It's best to clear a spot at a table and take a few minutes to focus on the task to avoid losing precious items.
To clean necklace chains, we strongly recommend that you soak your chains in jewelry cleaning solution, like the bottle included in our kit, or get them professionally cleaned at a jewelry shop. If you want to soak them, make sure that you gently rub them with the polishing cloth after. Be careful not to pull on them too tight.
That's all there is to it! Remember -
- Clean jewelry away from drains or anywhere you can easily misplace those sweet tiny dot studs.
- Always use a soft, even baby-size toothbrush for cleaning diamonds.
- Be mindful of fragile pieces - a dirty necklace is better than a broken one. (:
- And try using a treated jewelry cloth / jewelry cleaning solution for optimal shine.
Check back throughout the spring for more jewelry cleaning tips pertaining to specific metals.