by on July 16, 2020
Cleaning silver jewelry compared to cleaning inlaid products will seem like flowers to you. And all because precious stones require a different approach. Minerals are, after all, not metal. It is necessary to act on them especially carefully and gently so as not to damage the stone and not to spoil its surface with scratches or, even worse, cracks and spots.

Experts recommend that you clean the stones yourself only in a hopeless situation, and in all others, give the gems to the reliable hands of professionals. But this does not mean that you, as an owner in front of the stones, are absolutely powerless. You can still do something.

Zirconium, cubic zirconia, diamond. Caring for natural and synthetic diamonds at home is quite simple. It is enough to dip a cotton pad in ammonia (having moistened its base, and not soaking through it), and then gently wipe the surface of the stone. If ammonia is not at hand, it can be safely replaced with a soapy solution, having prepared it according to a recipe that has already been used in the methods described above. If the diamond you own is large enough, you can even handle it with a toothbrush that has super soft bristles. But if you are worried, it is better not to risk it and limit yourself to a cotton pad, ammonia, and soap dissolved in water.

Coral, turquoise, pearls. It’s better not to touch this jewelry. It is strictly forbidden to infuse them with solutions, alcohol, or a brush with a cleaning agent. But you can wipe the coral, and pearls, and turquoise with a piece of flannel fabric. It’s even necessary. And it is advisable to do this regularly.

Ruby, sapphire, aquamarine. These gems have a high density. In this regard, they can be affected, for example, with detergent dissolved in water, or even better with a washing gel. An alternative is soapy water, brought to a foaming state. Another way is a hair shampoo dissolved in warm water. To clean the stones from dirt, it is necessary to dip a soft natural cloth in the prepared solution, and then gently but persistently wipe the jewel. After washing, the stone should be rinsed with cold running water and wiped dry. After this simple manipulation, the glow of the stone should become more transparent and stronger.

When exposed to topazes, rubies, and garnets, it is important to remember that contact with hot water for such gems can be fatal. If you place any of these stones in boiling water, then it will change its original color. And definitely not for the better. Therefore, to prepare a cleaning solution, you always need to use a warm, or better, a slightly warm liquid.

Another important nuance is the ban on water contact if the pebble is not inserted into the jewelry, but glued. Under the influence of moisture, the glue base may lose its properties, and a miniature stone will simply fall out of its cell. Cleaning silver home decorations that have glued stones are, by and large, not a good idea. The same can be said about similar accessories made of gold. The glue base of the stone is an indication of professional cleaning. At home, it is better not to experiment with such products.

Authors Bio:
Salman Hashmi is a fitness and fashion enthusiast. He likes to write on fashion jewellery. He writes for Moha by Geetanjali that sells designer silver jewellery, silver nose ring online and much more.
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