1. Always remember to inspect any piece of Lab grown diamonds first before cleaning it. This means checking for any loose stones or pearls, as cleaning is a good time to make sure you don’t risk losing gems in your jewelry. Also check the metal to make sure it isn’t cracked, dented, or broken, and that you don’t want to further damage the jewelry by cleaning it.
2. The next step is to clean the jewelry with a cotton cloth. If you are cleaning several pieces at once, be sure to use a new cloth, as previous jewelry can leave residue on the cloth where the jewelry can get scratched and damaged, and you don’t want that to happen.
3. Sometimes you may want to use store-bought products that are specifically designed for cleaning jewelry, such as silver or gold cups. When using them, it’s always important to read the label carefully and make sure you’re using the correct needle for the type of jewelry you’re cleaning. Never place plated metal jewelry in a sink made of solid metal, as it may break. Many commercial cleaners can also leave a film on the surface of the jewelry, which you don’t want on oxidized metals like some jewelry finishes. If you want to clean your jewelry at home, it’s best to use whatever you can find in your bathroom, such as a bowl, soap and water, a soft toothbrush, and towels.
4. There are certain products that you should not use to clean your jewelry and you should try to keep your jewelry away from you if you want to keep it beautiful. First of all, never clean with bleach because it oxidizes a lot and reacts with the metal, making it brittle and more likely to break. Also keep jewelry away from chlorine, alcohol, acetone, turpentine and ammonia.
5. Gold and silver jewelry should be placed in a bowl with warm soapy water and left for a few minutes until stubborn dirt dissolves. It should then be scrubbed gently with a soft toothbrush, making sure it gets into the corners, but be careful around the staples not to pull them. After washing, remove the jewelry, wash with cool water, dry with a towel and polish with a cotton cloth.
6. Some jewelry, especially if it is handmade, may be made of copper or brass. Brass and brass jewelry, although more prone to tarnishing, is not difficult to care for. It can be cleaned with a commercial brass or copper cleaner or using common household products such as Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, vinegar and lemonade, then dried and polished just like silver and gold.
7. Cleaning gemstones in jewelry is important to maintain their beautiful appearance and should be done in addition to metal cleaning and special care. Most stones, including semi-precious stones, can be cleaned similarly with soap and water, so if you use a toothbrush, be careful not to scratch the delicate stones. Lab Diamonds can be cleaned with toothpaste and this brings out their shine perfectly. When cleaning the bottom to clean the gems, remember to be able to reach them, as dirt here can block the reflection of light and spoil the appearance of the stone.
8. When cleaning the beads, use only mild soapy water to avoid damaging them. Dry them with a soft cotton cloth and make sure they are completely dry before storing.
9. An important part of keeping jewelry clean is taking care of it while wearing it. It is important to protect jewelry from bumps and drops, and to avoid excessive pulling on beads and pendant chains. Always keep jewelry out of direct sunlight, so don’t wear it while sunbathing, and protect it from chlorine by removing it before swimming. Household chemicals can damage jewelry, so be sure to remove them before cleaning or gardening.
10. Once your jewelry is nice and clean, it’s important to store it properly to keep it that way, and the best way to do this is to store it in an airtight plastic bag in a cool, dry place. Or store in an airtight jewelry box. Try to store your jewelry separately so that they don’t get caught in other pieces or scratch each other