Controversy Over Time Jewelry Cleaning

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Over time jewelry can lose its right-out-of the box sparkle. Tarnishing and scratches can occur from every day contact with objects and chemicals. When looking online there are many articles about cleaning jewelry and some can actually harm your jewelry. We can restore this shine and remove light scratches be using easily available items to make your jewelry shine like brand new.

Before getting started with jewelry cleaning, here are a few tips:

• Never use or allow your jewelry to come in contact with chlorine or bleach. It is a good idea to take off your jewelry before swimming and also if you are giving someone a hair coloring.

• Jewelry will tarnish more frequently in humid climates so cleaning and polishing will be needed more frequently.

• Most of the time you will
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• Loose stones will fall out while in an ultrasonic. This is actually a good thing. It is best for a stone to fall into the ultrasonic than to lose it. A jeweler can usually set the stone for you which is cheaper than having to purchase a new stone.

• Never clean your jewelry in a sink where it could fall into the drain.

There is an old wives' tale of using toothpaste as a home remedy for cleaning jewelry. Toothpaste is abrasive and can harm fine jewelry by leaving scratches. There are You Tube videos where cheap jewelry is cleaned with toothpaste, but never use it to clean fine jewelry or anything which has a high gloss finish.
There are many articles on the internet which suggest using household items like Windex, alcohol, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and a soapy water solution. These solutions may not be harmful to your jewelry and may clean your jewelry some, but here is a little secret about how professional jewelers clean your jewelry.

Cleaning your jewelry at home

1) Check that the stones are securely set by gently trying to wiggle each
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