How do you clean a jewel, especially if it’s something that can easily be ruined? Here are the rules to follow to clean a jewel without ruining it ♦
Maybe you have in the drawer jewelry fragile. Of course not all the stones are very hard, like diamonds or rubies. There are also materials that are easy ruined or scratched, for example cameos, pearls, emeralds, opals, crystal. And they are also brittle the materials which are glued, such as a pavé. Attention, therefore, this type of jewelry you must managed very, very carefully. Especially when you need to clean them, an operation that must be repeated regularly. By the way, even better to clean your jewelry is to avoid getting dirty. Remove them before you fill in the gardening, washing dishes, sprinkle with a cream, or any other action that has to do with dirt and chemicals.
Materials to be used
Liquid soap (to avoid antibacterial soaps and aggressive)
Soft fabric: it’s fine an old cotton T-shirt, or microfibre
A soft toothbrush preferably with natural bristles
How to do
Mix warm water (not hot or cold) with a drop of soap in a glass or in a concave dish. When the mixture is a bit ‘of bubbles and was diluted well, immerse the jewelry and let stand for two minutes. If in the slots (for example, between a rock and metal) was deposited dust, very gently you can employ a soft-bristle toothbrush. Focus especially on the underside. Be sure to rinse the solution, always with warm water containing residue of soap can damage the stones. When you have finished, wipe gently with a soft cloth. A council apart for cleaning cameos or emeralds. In this case one can use the oil that is used for the body of infants.
Warning: These instructions are generic. Obviously, if you have at home a jewel very old or particularly delicate or very precious, ask for advice to your jeweler before making interventions that could ruin it. Lavinia Andorno