Every piece ofdiamond or gemstone jewellery needs to be cleaned and looked after. Whether you wear your personalised diamond engagement ring everyday or designer gold cufflinks everyday, or you only wear your custom ruby and white gold necklace on special occasions, it all needs to be cleaned. However, you need to make sure that the products you are using don’t corrode, loosen or scratch your valuable pieces.
There is nothing more mesmerising in this world than a glistening, clean jewel that is surrounded by a beautifully polished precious metal. Whether you choose to wear their custom 18 carat white gold and ruby earring studs every day, or wear your 24 carat yellow gold and diamond tennis bracelet every few days, it is going to get dirtied by the elements and everyday products such as makeup, deodorant and everyday dirt. The experts at Jaubalet are here to tell you how to safely clean your diamond and gemstone jewellery, so it will shine brighter than the sun.
How Do I Clean My Diamond Jewellery?
If you want to clean your diamond jewellery and gemstone jewellery in the comfort of your own home, you should soak your piece of bespoke jewellery in warm (not boiling as there is risk of warping the metal) water and washing up liquid. Leave your jewellery to soak in the solution for 20 to 40 minutes and then gently brush your jewellery with a soft toothbrush. Once you’ve done this, rinse your jewellery under warm water and repeat the process if you find it is necessary.
You can also use shampoo and body wash - just avoid any products that are overly moisturising as they will leave a film on the metal and gemstones, dulling their sparkle and shine.
How Do I Dry My Gemstone Jewellery?
Once you’ve washed your custom made jewellery, you should gently dry your jewellery with a soft cotton cloth, or let it naturally air dry. When you’re drying your jewellery, avoid using any harsh materials such as paper towels - there’s risk of scratching the stone and metal in question.
How Often Should I Clean My Diamond Jewellery?
If you wear your diamond or gemstone jewellery everyday and you want to keep it sparkling like the stars, you should try and clean your white gold studs, yellow gold necklace or rose gold ring once a week - this way, you’ll be minimising dirt and oil buildup. You should always remove your jewellery when you are showering or washing up; this would be an opportune time to place your jewellery in a warm water and washing up liquid solution. You should take your engagement ring to the jewellers and get it cleaned twice a year, so that your precious stone sparkles and shines.
What Should I Use to Clean My Diamond Jewellery?
You shouldn’t ever clean your diamond or gemstone jewellery with any household cleaning products such as bleach, acetone or chlorine. This is because harsh chemicals damage and corrode your diamond and gemstone jewellery, causing it to lose its illustrious shine. Abrasive household products such as toothpaste, baking soda, and powdered cleaners will damage malleable metals such as gold - do not ever use these to clean your jewellery.
Alternative Ways to Clean Diamond and Gemstone Jewellery
Many people choose to clean their jewellery at home using an Ultrasonic Cleaner. This cleaner gets rid of any tarnishes and hidden dirt on the jewellery. The Ultrasonic machine works by combine ultrasound waves and chemicals, which then creates bubbles that "cling" to the foreign particles such as dirt and oils. The high frequency waves pull the dirt off the jewellery. Whilst an Ultrasonic Jewellery Cleaner will make your jewellery sparkle, the high frequency waves will cause the diamonds and gemstones to loosen and even fall out.
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