What are safe jewelry cleaning methods?

    • If you are cleaning jewelry over a sink be sure to plug the drain as to not lose your jewelry
    • It is best to have a jeweler clean jewelry as they will also inspect that all prongs, clasps, etc are in place
    • Avoid things such as toothpaste, vinegar, aluminum, etc as it is abrasive and can damage the jewelry especially if it is silver and not completely sterling silver.
    • Use warm (not hot) soapy water and a new, baby-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush to clean small crevices Infest in a jewelry cleaner to use at home
    • Baking soda can be used to remove tarnish
    • Always dry with a soft cloth then use a jewelers cloth if needed
    • Finish off jewelry with a light polish and soft jewelers cloth

Jewelry do’s and don’ts


    • Apply lotions, perfume, hair products, and cosmetics before wearing jewelry
    • Do wide clean each jewelry piece with a soft cloth to remove oils and sweat
    • Keep stored in a fabric-lined box or individually wrapped to prevent scratches
    • Once or a couple of times a year have your jeweler:
      • Check for worn-out mountings, loose prongs, and its overall condition.
      • Have white pieces re-plated, platinum re-polished, and prongs re-tipped in order to maintain a good condition (This can be done every 2 years, but no longer than that)
      • Restring regularly worn pearls to avoid the strings breaking. Insure your jewelry.


    • Wear jewelry while housekeeping, gardening, or exercising
    • Never expose jewelry to house cleaning products or other chemicals such as chlorine in pools and hot tubs.
    • Do not expose to water for long periods of time. It is best to keep jewelry always dry if possible.
    • Use toothpaste to clean jewelry
    • Do not leave on the rim of a sink when removed to wash hands