Jewelry Cleaning Tips and Guidlines


All types of jewelry need to be kept clean so they look their best.  It's very easy to clean most pieces of jewelry.  Some pieces of jewelry can pose some slight cleaning challenges.  Even though cleaning challenges may exist with some pieces of jewelry, making them look better with a proper cleaning is not impossible for you at home.

After viewing the video below, study the chart below the video to see if you jewelry is able to be safely cleaned in liquid jewelry cleaner or steam cleaned.

Please remember that just because your jewelry is clean, that doesn't mean that it doesn't need to be inspected for wear on prongs, worn jump rings, weak clasps on chains, and more potential risks.  You should come and see us for free jewelry inspection at least twice a year.


Click HERE to see our jewelry cleaning video on our YouTube page!

If you have any questions about how to properly clean your particular fine jewelry or watch,
please don't hesitate to call us!
                                     

 

 

 

 

 

Gemstone Cleaning Compatibility Chart

 

Gemstone  Ultrasonic Clean?  Steam Clean?  Comments 
Tourmaline A Little A Little
Diamond Yes Yes  Diamonds can take most all liquid cleaners
Garnet A Little No
Tanzanite  No  No
Emerald  No  No  Very mild soapy solution will be fine
Sapphire  Yes  Yes
Ruby  A Little  A Little
Opal  Never  Never
Iolite  A Little  A Little
Pearl  Never  Never  A soft cloth and soft brush will clean pearls nicely
Amethyst  A Little  A Little
Citrine  Yes  Very Little
Peridot A Little Never

 

 

Jewelry Metal Cleaning Compatibility Chart

 
 Material Ultrasonic Clean?  Steam Clean?  Comments 
 Sterling Silver  No  Yes
 Gold  Yes  Yes  The only thing that can really hurt gold is Mercury
 Platinum  Yes  Yes
 Titanium  A Little  Yes
 Tungsten Carbide  A Little  A Little
 Cobalt Chrome  Yes  Yes
 Stainless Steel  Yes  Yes
 Gold Plate  A Little  A Little