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Keeping Your Jewellery Clean | How to Clean Your Jewellery at Home

  • by Darren Hollinshead
Keeping Your Jewellery Clean | How to Clean Your Jewellery at Home

Jewellery can become dull and oxidized over time, through air, dust, dirt and hand and body lotions.

However, cleaning your jewellery can bring its sparkle back, making your jewellery look great again. Jewellery can be cleaned professionally by a jeweller, or can be cleaned at home.

It is important to have the right products for different types of jewellery when cleaning your jewellery at home, this is to protect the different metals, or stones which are set within the jewellery, to ensure the products being used will clean up the jewellery without causing damage. Having jewellery cleaning products at home is a great and convenient way to keep your products clean, without the requirement of a jeweller, this may be convenient for people who struggle to get out of the house, or do not live close to a jewellers.

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver jewellery can be cleaned through a professional jeweller, through an ultrasonic cleaning machine. An ultrasonic cleaning machine creates pressure frequency waves, which create bubbles in the machine, this process breaks down and removes unwanted dirt or substances on jewellery. An ultrasonic cleaner can be used for sterling silver and gold.

Sterling silver jewellery can be cleaned through products which can be used at home. The jewellery cleaning products include a sterling silver polishing cloth, sterling silver liquid cleaner, dazzle drops, La sonic jewellery bath cleaner, and jewellery cleansing foam cleaner. At Hollins and Hollinshead we provide the jewellery cleaning brand Connoisseurs, where you can find these jewellery cleaning products, to clean your sterling silver jewellery products at home.

Sterling Silver Polishing Cloth:

The sterling silver polishing cloth is a great way to remove tarnish from jewellery. This cloth is chemically treated with micro-fine polishers, which removes the tarnish and makes sterling silver jewellery shiny again. An anti-tarnish barrier will also be applied through the use of this cloth. This sterling silver polishing cloth can be used many times, however it should never be washed. Black marks may appear on the cloth, this is normal, the black marks appear because the polisher is activated, and some of the marks will be tarnish that is visible on the cloth.

Sterling Silver Liquid Cleaner:

Sterling silver liquid jewellery cleaner is a solution which quickly cleans jewellery, removing dirt and tarnish. The solution is provided in a small tub, which has a tray that slots inside, jewellery should be placed into the tray and dipped into the solution. It is advised to leave jewellery in the solution for 10 seconds, however, if needed jewellery can be left in for longer periods of time, depending on how much the jewellery is tarnished. Once the jewellery is finished in the solution, remove the tray and rinse the jewellery thoroughly in room temperature water. Once jewellery is rinsed off, dry with a soft cloth or tissue. The solution can be used many times. Only sterling silver should be used in this solution, and this product should not be used on semi-precious stones, precious stones, plated metal, painted or enamelled pieces of jewellery.

Sterling Silver Dazzle Drops:

Sterling silver dazzle drops is an easy way to clean your jewellery, removing tarnish and dirt. Dazzle drops are formulated with a tarnish control. non-toxic formula. How to use Dazzle Drops For Silver Jewellery: wet the cleaning brush supplied, place a small amount of the liquid formula onto the sterling silver jewellery, and brush the jewellery with the brush. Once the jewellery is cleaned, rinse thoroughly with the rinse container supplied. Dazzle drops can be used on sterling silver jewellery and plated jewellery.

La Sonic Jewellery Bath Cleaner:

La sonic jewellery bath cleaner, is a DIY sonic jewellery cleaner, that is cordless and compact. La sonic jewellery cleaner is supplied with a crystal clear cleaning tank, with a carousel and suspension hooks for hands free jewellery cleaning. This cordless device is powered by 4 AAA batteries. How to use La Sonic Jewellery Bath Cleaner: Fill the tank to the first fill line, with connoisseurs jewellery cleaning solution (precious model 772, or delicate jewellery model 1047), add warm water to the top fill line, place jewellery on the hook and cover the tank with the lid. Turn the tank on for 1 minute, this should be enough time for jewellery to become clean. The jewellery cleaning solution can be used many times. For the final step, rinse jewellery with warm water after removing from the tank, and dry with a lint-free, soft cloth.

Jewellery Cleansing Foam Cleaner:

Jewellery cleansing foam cleaner is a solution which cleans all types of jewellery. This foam cleans sterling silver, gold, platinum, pearls, precious gemstones, and fashion jewellery. How to use Jewellery Cleansing Foam Cleaner: Foam should be applied directly onto jewellery, and left to soak into jewellery for 30-60 seconds. A soft brush can be used to work the foam solution into the jewellery. Once jewellery is cleaned, rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. If jewellery is still slightly tarnished, repeat the cleaning steps again with the cleansing foam cleaner.

How To Clean Gold Jewellery

Gold jewellery can be cleaned professionally and at home. Gold jewellery can be cleaned professionally by a jeweller, through an ultrasonic cleaner, removing dirt and substances, an ultrasonic cleaner is great for getting into small and delicate parts of jewellery. An ultrasonic cleaner can be used for gold, platinum and sterling silver jewellery.

Gold jewellery can be cleaned at home using a gold polishing cloth, precious liquid jewellery cleaner, gold jewellery wipes, jewellery foam cleansing cleaner, and the la sonic jewellery bath cleaner. Connoisseurs jewellery cleaning products can be found online and instore at Hollins and Hollinshead jewellers, discover our range of jewellery cleaning products to use at home.

Gold Polishing Cloth:

Gold jewellery can be cleaned using a gold polishing cloth. A gold polishing cloth is the same as a sterling silver polishing cloth, the cloth is chemically treated with micro-fine polishers, to remove the dirt from your jewellery, making your gold shiny again. A gold polishing cloth is great for gold jewellery, platinum jewellery and is even useful for polishing watches. How to use the polishing cloth: gently polish over the jewellery, until you get the desired results. This cloth removes dirt, substances and tarnish. An easy way to clean your jewellery at home.

Precious Liquid Jewellery Cleaner:

The use of Precious Jewellery Cleaner can bring dull, dirty, and tarnished jewellery back to life. Precious liquid jewellery cleaner is great for cleaning up gold, platinum, precious stone jewellery and diamond jewellery. The cleaning solution contains polymers, which help reduce tiny scratches in jewellery. How to use: The solution comes in a small tub, with a tray inside, place a single piece of jewellery in the tray, and dip in the solution, do not leave in the solution for an extended period of time. When the jewellery is taken out of the solution dip, thoroughly rinse with warm water and dry with a lint-free soft cloth. For extra shine after this process, use a gold polishing cloth.

Jewellery Wipes:

Jewellery wipes are a great way of keeping your jewellery clean and shiny. Jewellery wipes can be used on gold and silver jewellery, and are convenient to use anytime and anywhere, due to its simple compact easy-to-open case. Jewellery wipes can remove dirt and tarnish, and a tarnish shield is applied through the use of these jewellery wipes. How to use: remove 1 dry wipe from the compact, and gently rub your jewellery with the wipe. Each wipe can be re-used until it is no longer effective. Jewellery wipes can bring the shine back to your jewellery. Excess rubbing may cause the wipes to leave a residue on your hands and jewellery, if this occurs use a damp cloth to remove any residue.

Diamonds, Semi-Precious Stones and Pearls:

Jewellery containing diamonds, semi-precious stones and pearls can be cleaned using specific jewellery cleaning products. Particularly when it comes to semi-precious stones and pearls, these need to be taken care of when cleaning them, to prevent any damage, because certain chemicals can cause erosion in these types of stones, and can cause the oils to become damaged.

Delicate Jewellery Cleaner

At Hollins and Hollinshead Jewellers, we stock Connoisseurs Delicate Jewellery Cleaner, which is specifically for semi-precious stones and pearls. This jeweller cleaner is an ammonia-free liquid solution, that is safe to use on delicate stones, such as, onyx, turquoise, opals, pearls and coral. This solution can also be used on fine jewellery. How to use: This solution comes in a small tub with a tray that slots inside, place jewellery or stones into this tray and into the solution, leave in the solution for up to 1 minute, there is no need to soak for long periods of time, keeping products in the solution for a long time is not advised. Once jewellery has been submerged in the solution, finally rinse off jewellery thoroughly with room-temperature water, making sure all residue from the solution is washed off. Make sure to dry your jewellery with a soft lint-free cloth after rinsing.

Diamond Dazzle Stick

Clean up your diamonds with Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stick. The diamond dazzle stick looks like a pen, it is an excellent and easy way to clean diamonds and precious stones (do NOT use on pearls), it features a gel cleaning substance that contains micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents, which bring radiance to your diamonds. How to use: Remove the cap and wet the brush, twist the silver base until the cleaning substance comes out onto the brush, only a small amount of solution is needed due to the substance being concentrated. Brush over the jewellery, and into the crevices in the jewellery settings. Twist, brush and dazzle. Once finished, rinse off the jewellery thoroughly with water, and finally dry with a soft lint-free cloth. For extra shine and protection, finish off with a jewellery cleaning cloth.

Explore Connoisseurs jewellery cleaning products at Hollins and Hollinshead Jewellers.

Providing jewellery cleaning products which are safe and easy to use at home. Keep your jewellery in excellent condition with our jewellery cleaning products. If you are local why not pop into one of our jewellery stores and get your jewellery cleaned professionally with the ultrasonic cleaner.


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