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How to clean your Jewelry - Part II

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Brianne Taylor


For those who found last week's blog post helpful about how to clean your jewelry at home, we have a couple more tips for you!


Cleaning Diamonds:

Soak for 20 minutes in a solution of one cup warm water and 1/4 cup ammonia. Then gently scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush, getting into the small areas between the diamond and the setting. Rinse with warm water, and lay on a tissue to dry. This method works great for diamonds set in Platinum and Gold,  if you have a diamond set in silver you do not want to use ammonia.


Cleaning Pearls:

Rub each pearl individually with a soft, clean cotton cloth dampened with a solution of two cups warm water and a few drops of a mild dishwashing liquid.  Do not soak strands of pearls as this can cause them to stretch. Let air-dry overnight.


As always we welcome you to visit the shop for a free cleaning!



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Cleaning your Jewelry at Home

Posted on September 04, 2014 by Brianne Taylor



Matthew Taylor enjoys creating jewelry for clients that is sturdy enough to be worn all the time, with that comes the dirt and grime of everyday life.  We welcome you to stop by the shop anytime for a free cleaning, however if you can't make it in here are a few tips for cleaning your jewelry at home...


Gold and Platinum:

Soak for 15 minutes in a solution of two cups warm water and a few drops of a mild dishwashing liquid, like Joy. Gently scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Rinse with warm water, and dry with a soft cloth



Rinse in warm water and pat dry. If silver is tarnished, use a silver-polishing cloth or a jar of silver-cleaning fluid, such as Cape Cod Polishing Cloths (We have them available for sale at the Shop). Silver cleaner won't harm gold or platinum, but it won't clean them either. Don't use toothpaste or other abrasive cleaners, which will scratch your jewelry. When done polishing, wipe with a clean, soft cloth


We hope you found this information helpful and also hope to see you in the shop for your free cleanings!





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