A lot of us wear a lot of jewellery everyday - and expose it to dust, to sweat and all kinds of irritants that can leave your jewellery looking dull and tarnished. Even if you don`t wear jewellery too often, the need to keep them clean cannot be over emphasised. It is the mantra of the day! But before you get into some heavy duty cleaning, make sure that all settings, clasps and prongs are secure. Once you`ve done that, you`re ready to proceed. For Gold, Platinum and Gemstones
Use a jewellery cleaner- you can buy this at any major jewellery store. Or use mild soap and water. All you have to do is to dip the jewellery in the solution. Leave it there to soak for a couple of minutes or according to specifications on the instruction sheet of the cleaner. Rinse in warm running water. And pat dry with a soft, dry, fuzz-free cloth.Silver
You can clean silver using the homemade way of rubbing it with tamarind paste or even with vibuthi. Or you can use a silver cleaning solution that is available in jewellery stores. Use a soft cloth and rub well. Or if you are cleaning sturdy jewellery, you could use a soft toothbrush and rub gently. After the cleaning routine, you can wipe the jewellery with a soft cloth.
Did you know that if you keep wearing your silver jewellery, you can actually keep it from getting tarnished?In general
Get your jewellery cleaned professionally once a year.
Do not use jewellery cleaner on pearls, emeralds, rubies, lapis lazuli, coral and turquoise (porous stones). Wipe them clean with a soft, damp cloth or have them cleaned professionally. Consult a jeweller when you have any apprehensions about cleaning a particular stone at home. Better to be safe than sorry!