jewlery care

Jewelry cleaning guide to prolong jewelry life

For diamonds and precious metals

Beginner’s scrub

Dissolve one tablespoon of mild dish soap into a glass of warm water and let your jewelry go for a little swim. Scrub gently with a soft cloth or an old soft-bristle toothbrush before rinsing with clean water.

Zen clean

Add 3 drops of lemon essential oil to a half cup of witch hazel or vinegar. Let your jewelry sit for 5 minutes, and wipe with a soft polishing cloth if necessary. Rinse with clean water.

For plated pieces

When treating plated pieces, gentleness is key. Do not scrub or use a polishing cloth as this will damage the coating. Rub the surface gently with a soft jewelry cloth.
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For raw brass and sterling silver jewelry polish finish

Make a paste using half a lemon and a teaspoon of baking soda. Rub the paste in your jewelry in one direction with a cotton cloth. Wipe off and rinse.

Final note

Be careful not to leave your diamonds to air dry, as that can result in unappealing, hard to clean water stains. Instead, lightly pat your gems dry to avoid blemishes. To deep clean your gems, soak them in lukewarm water mixed with mild soap for a few minutes.