Okay - there aren't any real secrets, but there are some definite tips - and clients do often ask me how to best to clean their jewelry. Good news - it's super easy to do! (but, truthfully - ask any jeweler who does repairs and we will let you in on some nasty truths about how little we are cleaning our jewelry! ) 🤢
So, what do I recommend?
1 - Periodically give your jewelry a gentle soap & warm water bathIn a small bowl add some warm water and a bit of dish soap. Allow your jewelry to soak for a few minutes - then use a soft toothbrush to dislodge any dirt or lotion build-up. If it's been awhile - rinse & repeat as needed! When done, give a final rinse and dry with a lint-free towel to eliminate water spots. This method will always be safe for any soft or fragile stones (including emeralds, opals, and pearls.) *don't forget to close your drains if you do this ritual near the sink!
2 - Next, or for a quick clean & polish at any timeUse a Sunshine Cloth with built-in micro-abrasives to clean & brighten your jewelry. Just a rub of the cloth across the surface of your jewelry is all that's needed. The cloth lifts the oxidization and dirt off the metal and deposits it onto the cloth! * these cloths last a very long time too. I use these magic cloths in the studio and now I've added them to my online shop so you can have a few too! Great for home or travel, and safe for all metals. After use, you might want to rinse your jewelry and dry if any fibers are left behind, and I always like to wash my hands too.