The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Jewelry cleaning. We asked our friends at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to help us out on a topic many of us need right about now: cleaning our jewelry. After all, we want our jewels to sparkle, right? Here are some tips they gave us:
DO read the labels on jewelry cleaning supplies. Some chemicals can be damaging to certain metals and gemstones.
DON’T clean your jewelry with toothpaste. The abrasives in toothpaste can scratch your stones and bands.
DON’T clean your jewelry over the sink or anywhere there is an open drain.
DO use warm water, mild dish soap and a soft bristle toothbrush to get in hard to reach areas.
DO visit your jeweler at least once a year for a professional cleaning and inspection to restore the brilliance of your jewelry and ensure that it’s in good condition.
The only thing better than knowing your jewelry sparkles is to know it’s protected! (from AGS and Jewelers Mutual)
Step 1: Clean and inspect, step 2: Appraisal, step 3: proper insurance, step 4: enjoy your fine jewelry