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How to clean your jewellery at home

Cleaning jewellery at home with a polishing cloth and soapy water

Over time your pieces can lose their shine and sparkle due to dust, dirt, and grime. To keep your jewellery looking good, it's important to clean it regularly and you can easily do this at home without causing any damage. Here are a few tips and tricks.

Before you start, here are some essential things to keep in mind:

  • Be gentle with your jewellery. Some pieces may be delicate and require special care.
  • Use the right tools and cleaning solutions to avoid damaging your jewellery.
  • Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your jewellery.

With that said, let's get started with some basic jewellery-cleaning tips.

  1. Clean Your Jewellery with Soap and Water

One of the easiest ways to clean your jewellery at home is with soap and water. Mix a few drops of mild liquid soap in a bowl of warm water and soak your jewellery for a few minutes. Use a soft-bristled brush to scrub gently, then rinse your jewellery under running water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

  1. Use a Jewellery Cleaning Solution

If your jewellery is heavily soiled, you can use a jewellery cleaning solution. These are specially formulated to clean and polish different types of jewellery. You can find them at most jewellery stores or online. Follow the instructions on the label carefully, and avoid using too much solution as it can damage your jewellery.

  1. Use a Jewellery Polishing Cloth

A jewellery polishing cloth is an excellent tool for keeping your jewellery clean and shiny. These cloths are made of soft, non-abrasive materials that can remove dirt and grime from your jewellery without scratching or damaging it. Simply rub your jewellery with the cloth gently to restore its shine.

Make sure you don't use a silver polishing cloth on gold vermeil items.

  1. Be Careful with Gemstones

Gemstones can be delicate and require special care. Some gemstones like opals and pearls are porous and can absorb liquids, so you should avoid getting them wet. If you're not sure how to clean your gemstone jewellery, it's best to take it to a professional jeweller for cleaning.

  1. Store Your Jewellery Properly

In addition to regular cleaning, it's important to store your jewellery properly to prevent tarnishing and damage. Store your jewellery in a clean, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep your jewellery separate to avoid scratches and tangling.

Cleaning your jewellery at home is a simple way to keep your pieces looking their best. By following these easy tips, you can ensure your jewellery stays beautiful for years to come. So go ahead and bring out your favourite pieces, and give them the TLC they deserve!