HOW TO CLEAN YOUR JEWELRY
What is Stainless Steel Jewelry?
#1 Super Strong.
Finished stainless steel jewelry will retain its shape, will not readily warp, nor will it easily lose its fine detail to nicks or scrapes. Stainless steel jewelry items with a brushed or satin finish will retain their luster longer, as well. Its strength and durability also makes stainless steel resistant to scratches.
#2 Resistant to Rust, Oxidation & Discoloration.
Stainless steel is a relatively corrosion-resistant when compared to other jewelry metals. For those living in high-humidity locations, stainless steel is highly recommended as this metal will keep from rusting much longer than other kinds of metals.
#3 Great Alternative For Those with Allergies or Sensitivities.
Unplated stainless steel jewelry is one of the best options out there for those with allergies or skin sensitivities. Copper or brass jewelry should be avoided for those with allergies or skin sensitivities. Though stainless steel can contain some nickel, it is commonly considered hypoallergenic for most people.
HOW TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL JEWELRY
#1. Soap & Water
- Fill 2 small bowls with warm water
- Add 2 - 3 drops of mild dish soap to the 1st bowl
- Dip the corner of a soft cloth into the water + soap mixture
- Rub the cloth along the jewelry
- Using a soft-bristle toothbrush, rub any excess grime away
- Dip the stainless steel jewelry item into the 2nd bowl to rinse it
- Use a dry cloth to wipe away any excess water
- Using a jewelry polishing cloth, polish the jewelry item
#2. Baking Soda and Water
- In a small bowl, combine 2 parts baking soda to 1 part water to make a paste
- Dip a soft-bristle toothbrush into the mixture
- Gently scrub your jewelry item with toothbrush + mixture
- Plug sink and rinse jewelry item with warm water
- Pat the jewelry item dry with a soft towel
- Polish the jewelry item with a jewelry polishing cloth
- Use a plain, white toothpaste without silica
- Dampen the corner of a soft cloth with warm water
- Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto the cloth
- Rub the cloth across the surface of the jewelry item
- Using a soft-bristle toothbrush, reach the detailed areas
- Plug the sink and rinse the jewelry off with warm water
- Pat dry with clean towel
- Polish jewelry with jewelry polishing cloth
HOW TO CLEAN 14K GOLD DIPPED JEWELRY
• Get a bowl of warm water with a touch of gentle soap (I use Dove) or mild dish soap.
• Let the piece soak for about a minute.
• Give it a scrub with an ultra soft toothbrush, making sure to really get into the chain where the dirt and product like to build up.
• Rinse it in lukewarm water a few times to make sure all the soap is off.
• Dry it well afterward, and especially make sure it's nice and dry before storing it.