The Cleaning Process: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Jewelry Shine

Greetings, fabulous ones! We're back, rolling out the red carpet for today's jewel of a topic: the step-by-step guide to cleaning your fine jewelry. Whether it's a gem-laden masterpiece by Adam and Lisa Bauer or a cherished heirloom, the cleaning process can feel a bit intimidating. But worry not; we've got the scoop to make your jewels look runway-ready!

Step 1: The Initial Inspection

First things first, you've got to know what you're working with. Check for any loose stones, bent prongs, or broken clasps. If you find any issues, it's best to consult with professionals like Adam and Lisa for repairs before you dive into cleaning.

Step 2: Choose Your Cleaner Wisely

As we've discussed in our previous post, the cleaner you pick depends on the materials of your piece. Got a sturdy diamond and 14K Gold-fill wire setting? Mild soap and warm water will do. Delicate opals? A soft cloth is your safest bet.

Step 3: The Actual Cleaning

Here’s where the rubber meets the road. Submerge your piece into the cleaning solution for an appropriate amount of time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush for gentle scrubbing if needed. For soft stones and metals, a simple wipe may suffice.

Step 4: Rinse and Repeat

Rinsing is crucial. You don't want any soapy residue to spoil the newfound sparkle. Use tepid water and make sure to plug the sink to prevent any mishaps!

Step 5: Dry It Right

Don't underestimate the drying process. Use a lint-free cloth and pat the piece dry, or let it air dry completely before storing it. Moisture is a no-no when it comes to preventing tarnish.

Step 6: Storage Is Key

Once your jewelry is dry, store it in a cool, dry place. Fabric-lined jewelry boxes with compartments are fantastic for this. Remember, individual compartments are better to prevent scratching and tarnishing.

Final Touch

Your jewelry is a work of art, deserving as much TLC as a masterpiece painting. The good news? With the right tools and a little bit of patience, maintaining that bling is a walk in the park.

Ready for more insider tips? Our next post will tackle the art of jewelry storage. Yes, there’s an art to it, and yes, you need to know it!

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.