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How to Clean Jewelry

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I like to clean my jewelry that I wear regularly about once a week. I have a little jar of cleaner that I normally use but I’m going to share with you a diy jewelry cleaning solution that works just as well. You will need:
Water
Mild soap
Rubbing Alcohol*
*If you are cleaning opals, pearls or other soft stones, do not add the alcohol. Also, do not use this solution for porous or non solid stones as any liquid may damage this type of stone.
This diy cleaner works well for precious and semi precious stones like diamonds, rubies, topaz ect. I cleaned my white gold diamond ring, a yellow gold topaz ring and earrings.
For tips to help keep your jewelry clean, check out the blog post.

To see more: http://www.kiwiservices.com/angela-says/how-to-clean-jewelry/

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  • Comet
    Comet Oradell, NJ
    on Nov 9, 2013

    Do NOT use this on pearls; opals or any other "stacked" stones--layered stones where you can see different divisions that have been glued together---many opals are a thin slice of the bright color and a darker background stone and a clear quartz top---some other stones are also made like this. Protects the stone and gives a nice look but this kind of cleaner can harm the bond between the layers of the "sandwich" and the stones can come apart! For pearls and opals use a soft cloth to wipe off---if you need to clean more use a very lightly dampened cloth and dry right away. For dirt in the settings of these you can dampen the soft brush and avoid touching the stones. Don't use cotton balls they will just add lint fluff to the item! For soft stones like turquoise---this can stain if certain dirt or even cleaner gets on it as the surface acts as a sponge. Wipe clean. Some turquoise is "sealed" or impregnated with plastic resin to stabilize and protect. it.

    • Jan Hudson
      Jan Hudson Paradise, TX
      on Jun 23, 2014

      Comet, did you read the post where she said NOT TO use this on certain stones. I think that some people wait for post they can have their 5 seconds of fame on, because they don't have anything to post.

  • Tracy C
    Tracy C Laurel, MD
    on Nov 9, 2013

    Thats a beautiful ring!.....thank you

  • Naomi
    Naomi Bensalem, PA
    on Nov 10, 2013

    I could definitely use this. Thanks for posting!

  • Dawn Ruhl
    Dawn Ruhl Dothan, AL
    on Jan 3, 2014

    as a dog groomer, I use a lot of different soaps, and the one that I found cleans diamonds and other precious and semi-precious jewelry stones is Nature's Specialties' Plum Shampoo. The stuff is amazing, better than any dish soap, including Dawn.

  • Susie
    Susie Orange Park, FL
    on Jun 23, 2014

    Ammonia and warm soap, too, for rings as well as combs & brushes. Let them sit for about 10 minutes, and a gentle touch will have the grunge falling away.

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