How to get rid of dirt, scratches from jewellery and keep them good as new
Jewellery is something precious that everyone owns and when they are the expensive ones, we tend to get very possessive about them. However, it is not always possible to take the best care of them, hence to get rid of the dirt and scratches, we must know of ways to disinfect them at home.
One of the most common questions people ask about jewellery cleaning is how often it should be done. It’s important to consider the item’s condition and wear before scheduling a cleaning. For instance, engagement rings should be cleaned every other week. The best part is that the lustre of your jewellery pieces can easily be restored at home itself with just some simple tips and tricks without shelling lots of money for a professional, as suggesteed by Tejas Nagda- CEO, Operations and Marketing, Antara Jewellery.
Let’s discuss how to disinfect different precious jewellery types-Cleaning with mild washing agents
The most basic DIY technique is to mix a few drops of the basic dishwashing liquid with warm water. Soak a soft cloth in the mixture and then rub the jewellery to remove the tarnish. Wash it with cool, clean water then and use a new soft cloth to buff dry it.
Try an ultrasonic cleaner
If you’re not able to remove dust and grime from intricate pieces, then you might want to try using an ultrasonic cleaner. It can do a great job of keeping the surface clean and free of dirt, even from places that are hard to reach. Although an ultrasonic cleanser does not remove all of the tarnish, it can be used to treat complex pieces, such as those with lots of crevices.
Avoid harsh cleaning
Never use cleaning products that are commonly used by housewives, such as baking soda and toothpaste, on your jewellery. Doing so will lead to the removal of tiny amounts of metal, which can damage and deplete your investment. Although gold vermeil jewellery is usually cleaned in this manner, it should not be done in this way to prevent it from getting damaged. Before you start using a cleaning tool, it’s important to understand what types of gold are involved. Also, make sure that you use a polishing cloth and a brush when it comes to removing dirt from your jewellery, especially if it has a delicate finish.
Take proper care of your jewellery
Make it a habit to remove your finger rings when you wash your hands, apply creams and lotions, clean the house and specifically make sure to apply your perfume/deo before putting on earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Chlorine and saltwater hamper jewellery the most, hence avoid wearing them while swimming. Always use soft and new cloth pieces to clean your jewellery and to remove body oils and perfume that can yellow them. Silver pieces must be worn more often than kept in a box.
Although it is not difficult to clean jewellery, it is important to follow the proper technique when it comes to removing dirt from it. Doing so will prevent it from getting damaged.