Whether it’s a diamond ring or an old pair of costume earrings, jewelry gets dirty over time. Smudges, finger oils, soap scum and buildups are all culprits that can keep jewelry from shining and glistening like new. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule will help your jewelry look great for years to come.
For rings and bracelets, try using a small amount of mild dishwashing soap and warm water. Soak your jewelry for a few minutes, and use a soft toothbrush or a small, soft-bristled brush to scrub any crevices. Rinse thoroughly, and dry with a lint-free cloth before putting them back on. This method works best for pieces with a light layer of dirt, mild tarnish or normal wear-and-tear, but it won’t be strong enough to remove serious stains or heavy buildup.
Another option is a commercial ultrasonic cleaner. There are a variety of different options out there, but we recommend one that is formulated without ammonia. Ammonia can damage certain metals and stones, and it is also too harsh for delicate jewelry. A good example of a jewelry cleaner solution is Connoisseurs Dazzle Drops Advanced, which is safe for most types of gold, silver, and gemstones (but not pearls). Simply add the drops to a small bowl of water, soak your jewelry, and then rinse and dry it for a shiny, clean finish. For an even more thorough clean, place your jewelry in the cleaning tank of an ultrasonic cleaner and run the cycle for a full cycle. jewellery cleaner solution