There's nothing like looking down to see your immaculate engagement ring shining beautifully like the first day you saw it. Cleaning your ring is an essential part of that experience.
While the diamond ring usually gets all the attention, every piece of fine jewelry in your collection can benefit from regular cleanings. To keep your jewelry pristine and prevent damage over time, follow these easy tips for cleaning jewelry.
The Most Urgent Jewelry Cleaning Tips | Everything You Should Avoid
Residue can cause jewelry to tarnish, which is why you should avoid anything that may cause build-up on your precious jewelry. When you are getting ready in the morning; put on lotion, perfume, or hairspray before you put on your engagement ring and other jewelry.
Avoid working out with jewelry on or doing any activity that will cause the oils and sweat to congeal onto the metal. Your engagement ring should never come into contact with household cleaners like bleach, chlorine, or ammonia. Remove your jewelry before working with these cleaners.
You may be tempted to use cleaning products on your jewelry for a quick clean-- win, win right? No, you should never use these household cleaning products to clean your jewelry, it can cause damage quickly. Regular contact with any of these household items can easily damage and discolor gemstones, gold, platinum, and silver.
In the event your jewelry has been damaged, have it repaired by an experienced jeweler. If your in the San Franciso Bay area, take your treasured piece down to BARONS Jewelers for any jewelry repair need.
How to Cleaning Your Engagement Ring at Home
To clean your engagement ring at home, fill a bowl with warm water, and mix dish soap into the bowl. With a soft brush, gently brush the gem with soapy water to remove any residue. Rinse thoroughly in a glass of water, and pat try using a lint-free cloth.
This gentle mixture will also work on most rings, earrings, necklaces, and other fine jewelry. The only exception is pearls, which must lay down flat to dry. You should clean your engagement ring and other jewelry you frequently wear once per week.
Complimentary Services from a Jeweler
When it comes to maintaining your jewelry's luster, there are some things you can not do at home. This is where a jeweler comes in! A jeweler should inspect and clean your pieces twice a year. It's important that these jewelers be highly skilled, and experienced jewelry professionals. This is what you can expect from BARONS Jewelers. Master jewelers and gemologists are on staff to inspect your pieces for any imperfection, and polish and clean your pieces so they shine anew.
Proper Storage is Required
One of the easiest ways to keep your jewelry pieces clean and lustrous is to properly store them. The guiding rule for any piece is to keep it from scratching other jewelry or rubbing against a rough material. You have several options here. Keep the jewelry:
- In the box or pouch in which it came
- In between padded slots in a jewelry box
- Hanging from posts.
The jewelry box or valet in which you keep your pieces should be lined with soft material, like felt. Of all the jewelry cleaning tips here, a fun one is that pearls draw moisture from the air which helps keep its color and structure. In addition to storing them in a compartmentalized jewelry box, wearing them will allow them to draw in moisture from the air and your skin, keeping them gleaming.
Cherish the Old and the New
Following these jewelry cleaning tips will keep your pieces glowing for a lifetime. Cherish your old pieces, and gift new ones from BARONS Jewelers.
Shop the finest brands and choose a piece that perfectly represents you or a loved one. Whether you shop in our intimate, warm showrooms in Dublin, California or find a flawless piece online, the jewelry you buy from BARONS Jewelers will be of the highest quality and durability.