You do not need to have a professional service to clean the jewelry you bought all those months ago at www.moranaonline.com. There are over-the-counter products, which are available everywhere, you can purchase to remove those stubborn stains on your jewel. It is easy to clean jewelry if you keep up with it to avoid servicing unless you get a broken link or clasp.
A rough list of the items that you will need to assist with the cleaning process is below:
· Baking soda with white toothpaste
· Soft bristle toothbrush
· Soft high cotton cloth or lint-free piece of cloth
· A small amount of dishwashing detergent
· Two approximate size measuring glasses and one measuring cup
Below we are going to get into four steps that will help for keeping your jewelry clean and also helps with restoring them. This will work for necklaces, rings, bracelets and other items like earrings.
Step 1 – Rub Your Jewel
If you have a piece of jewelry that you have worn for a long time, and it has yellowed considerably, rub on the surface with the white toothpaste mixed with baking soda using your toothbrush. Use small circular motions; the idea is to cover all the small spaces so that the baking soda is allowed to work on cleaning without applying pressure.
Step 2 – Clean and Rinse
Rinse the piece until it is clean and don’t worry about drying it just yet.
Step 3 – Dip Into A Solution
Put some warm water in the measuring cup – the water needs not be hot, but only warm enough for the detergent to activate and spread evenly without having to stir the mixture. Put your jewelry into the solution and, using your fingers, gently move it around. Remove the jewelry, clean it with a piece of cloth and return it into the solution. Remove it again and rinse in cold water.
Step 4 – Rinse And Dry
After rinsing, relax your jewel on the cotton cloth and dab it dry. Ensure that the piece of cloth is lint-free because this can stain the jewel, especially if your jewelry has many small pieces woven together. Turn the piece over and over until it dries up completely. Some pieces will need extra care in handling necklaces in particular.
The silver will dry up and have a nice clean touch. If these steps do not work for your piece of jewelry, try using some commercial products and follow the instructions when handling chemicals.
How To Clean And Restore Gold Jewelry
The ingredients for cleaning gold jewelry are very similar to those for cleaning silver jewels, but you will need a polishing cloth.
The first step to clean gold is to dip it to the solution like that for cleaning silver and let it stay there for around 10 minutes. By allowing the piece of gold jewelry to remain in the solution it will be able to break down the skin oils that forms on the jewel. This makes it easy to rub it off with a soft toothbrush. Remove the gold and carefully rub with your toothbrush making sure you do not damage the surface. Dip it back to the solution and then rinse with cold water. Most cases, metal should be cleaned by a professional or by using some commercial products available in various stores online.
As seen above it is very possible to care for your jewelry on your own without having to resort to professional solutions that may be expensive. It all depends on keeping proper maintenance and the level of wear that your jewelry has suffered. If you would prefer not to risk damage then you always have the option of contacting professionals.
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