Cleaning your jewellery might just end up being such a satisfying task to check off your to do list this month. Imagine your numerous pieces of jewellery sparkling like new, ready to reflect the beautiful Caribbean sun or lighting from your favourite club :).
Here are our top four tips for cleaning all of the jewellery in your wardrobe, from bridal to fashion pieces.
Soak your jewellery in a liquid cleaning formula for a couple of minutes. Your jeweller can help you choose a formulation that is safe for your jewellery. Try your best to steer clear of home remedies such as Mr. Clean, toothpaste, vinegar and boiling water, all of which can damage your jewelry.
To get dirt and grime out from under settings, mountings and crevices, use a small jewellery brush with light pressure. Do not use a stiff toothbrush or, even worse, an electric toothbrush, as these put way too much pressure on the piece and can cause damage.
Cleaning jewellery, especially pieces with links or set stones, is a two-step process of soaking with a cleanser and then polishing and buffing with a polishing cloth. Once you have cleaned your piece with a liquid cleanser and jewellery brush, buff with a professional polishing cloth from your jeweller. Some polishing cloths have a treated layer, which can remove tarnish from metals as well.
You might also consider taking your jewellery to your jeweller for an annual inspection and cleaning. This is like a spa day for your jewellery! Your jeweller will examine the piece, looking for damage to the stones or settings. Then, she will give it a fantastic professional cleaning, which will leave your jewellery looking like new.
Clean your jewellery with confidence by using Dream Life's Revitalising Jewellery Care System. It's safe for all our line of fashion jewellery as well as for your genuine pieces. Check out this video which was extracted from a live post on our FaceBook page last year and see for yourself how our cleaner was able to remove the dirt, grime and 'green stuff' from some dirty pieces. The video is 17 minutes long and of low quality however you would be able to get the gist of what we're offering from about 50 seconds into the video :)
Jewellery care tips courtesy The Kingswood Company.