Jewelry Care


Cleaning your fine jewelry at home is a very simple and affordable way to maintain your jewelry's appearance and value. All you need is a few household items that you most likely already have available.

Just follow this 7 Step Process, you will be amazed at the fantastic results and your precious jewelry pieces will be shinning with luster and sparkling once again! 

STEP 1 - Begin by gathering the necessary supplies, including a soft cloth, mild dish soap, a bowl of warm water, fine mesh strainer and a toothbrush with soft bristles.

STEP 2 - Create a gentle cleaning solution by mixing a few drops of mild dish soap with the warm water in the bowl. Using distilled water would be your best option versus using tap water. This will prevent Chlorine and minerals from damaging your jewelry. Also, distilled water would be a better choice if you have hard water in your area.

STEP 3 - Place your sterling silver jewelry in the bowl and let it soak for a few minutes to loosen any dirt or grime.

STEP 4 - After soaking, use the toothbrush to gently scrub the jewelry, paying attention to any intricate details or crevices.

STEP 5 - Rinse the jewelry thoroughly under running water to remove all traces of the cleaning solution, ensuring that no soap residue remains. Be sure to place the fine mesh strainer underneath the jewelry while rinsing in case any gemstones become loose and fall out of the setting. Always check your jewelry, cleaning bowl and strainer just in case any gemstones happen to dislodged and come of the setting during the cleaning process. 

STEP 6 - Pat the jewelry dry immediately after rinsing with a soft, clean cloth, being careful not to rub too harsh as this may cause scratching.

STEP 7 - For added shine and protection, you can polish the jewelry with a polishing cloth or use a cleaning solution that is specifically designed for the type of precious metal that is needed to be cleaned, such as Sterling Silver, Gold, and Platinum. 

  • Diamonds, Moissanite, Rubies, Sapphires and Cubic Zirconia can also be cleaned by using this method.
  • Repeat this process occasionally to keep your fine jewelry looking its best. If worn daily, clean at least once a month. If worn occasionally, every three months will be fine.
  • Store your fine jewelry in a cool, dry place, preferably in a jewelry box or a soft pouch to prevent tarnish and scratches.

Use Extra Care When Cleaning Jewelry With Porous and Fragile Gemstones

  • USE EXTRA CARE: If you have fine jewelry that need cleaning which have gemstones that are porous or fragile such as Agate, Amber, Coral, Dolomite, Emeralds, Onyx, Opals, Pearls, Raw Stones or any other type of porous material, take extra care when cleaning.  Water and chemicals can absorb into the gemstone, discoloring and damaging it.  Also keep in mind that hairspray, fragrances, makeup, sunblock, and other beauty products potentially can be absorbed into these porous gemstones as well. The chemicals in these products can damage your gemstone, so put them on after your morning routine, and leave them at home when you head to the salon.
  • DO NOT USE HOT WATER or CHEMICALS: As mentioned earlier, it is ok to use lukewarm water to clean your jewelry. However, if the water is too hot, it could damage the gemstone, causing it to crack or fracture. Also, extreme heat, such as boiling water, can cause metal to expand and contract which can loosen gemstones. Pearls are extremely delicate, even if the water is too warm it can easily damage them.
  • DO NOT SOAK IN WATER OF ANY TEMPERTURE: This could discolor or damage the gemstones.
  • HERE IS THE RECOMMENDED METHOD TO CLEAN POROUS AND FRAGILE GEMSTONES: Use a soft cloth that has been dampened with and gently wipe the gemstone and metal until clean. Then wipe with a soft cloth that is dry to remove any moister that may have remained.
  • DO NOT WEAR JEWELRY WHILE SWIMMING OR SHOWERING. It is generally recommended to remove your jewelry before swimming or showering. Chlorine and saltwater can be corrosive to metals, and soaps or shampoos can leave residue on gemstones, affecting their brilliance. Additionally, there is a higher risk of losing your jewelry in water.


We hope the information provided here will assist you with the general maintenance of your fine jewelry.

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