Diamonds and Gold Jewelry Care and Cleaning
Come to us. We are always happy to clean all of your jewelry for FREE. We'll check it over for any potential problems like loose stones, bent prongs and signs of wear and tear that need attention.
Diamonds, sapphires and rubies are the easiest to clean; they are the hardest and most durable. Many other gems need special, gentler methods.
For example, emeralds, tanzanite, pearls and opals should not be cleaned in commercial cleaners as they can more easily be damaged and should only be cleaned by a professional.
We make our own cleaning solutions. Here's our recipe:
1 part plain ammonia
1 squirt of blue dawn dish soap
Never use anything with bleach or chlorine in it, do not use boiling water, and no toothpaste -- most of it is abrasive. We've seen many of these options in some of the more popular hint books out there, and there are very wrong and very dangerous.
So, when it comes to caring for your jewelry, we are the experts! Call us for advice or bring it to our store anytime.