Jewelry care with Original Jewelry Cleaning Products
gemstones, diamonds and jewelry are quite durable, they do need care
and regular cleaning. Following a few general rules will make sure
that they last for generations so as to always look beautiful, bright
and clean so as to be admired.
Why do my
diamonds get dirty so fast?
Diamond has an
unusual property for a mineral, it repels water this is dues to a
Diamond's strong bonding and carbon composition which cause its
surface to repel water but to readily accept wax and grease. These
two properties provide an effective means of separating diamonds from
other minerals in the mining process, but never the less also cause
your diamond to need regular cleaning to show of it's brilliance and
luster. "Try Original Diamond and Precious Jewelry cleaner it's fantastic".
Why do my Gems
look lifeless and tried?
require light to reflect and refract through the stone, this acts
with the wave lengths of light to produce colors beauty and
refraction. If your gem is caked with dirt and grime, even on the
back of the stone and under the setting, your gems beauty and
transparency is greatly inhibited. "Try Original Diamond and
Precious Jewelry cleaner and see your Gems true beauty".
Why does my
gold, platinum or silver get dull?
jewelry is alloyed with copper, zinc, nickel or silver. Salt in skin
acids, and other chemicals picked up in daily life create an
oxidizing or tarnishing effect, usually the less pure the gold the
more noticeable the tarnish or dullness.
usually shows the least oxidization or tarnish because of its purity
and composition but still gets dirty due to similar factors above.
tarnished by sulfur-containing materials, particularly hydrogen
sulfide. The most common tarnish-causing elements are salt in skin
acids, chlorine from swimming pools, wool, felt, foods like eggs,
onions plus fossil fuel materials like rubber bands, latex gloves,
textiles etc. "Try Original Silver and Gold Polish it makes a
real difference naturally"
What can I do?
First of all:
keep them clean! Rings in particular tend to collect dust, soap, grit
dirt, sweat, food etc behind the stone and settings particularly if
you wear them all the time. If you let oxidizations, dirt and grim
build up behind your stones this can significantly add to the
possibly of weakening the setting and even losing a stone, as the
dirt gets between the stone and the setting and grinds away with movement.
To clean most
precious gemstones and diamonds simply soak them in Original Diamond
& Precious Jewelry cleaner or another trusted brand (non acid
based) and then gently scrub clean with the Original Jewelry cleaning
brush or other finely soft bristled designed jewelry cleaning brush.
If necessary gently scrub behind the stone also, this will brighten
your stone beautifully. Directions for cleaning are also noted on
each bottle of Original.
the hardest gemstone variety can be vulnerable to breakage, cleavage
or fracturing, this is because most gem stones form as crystals which
have directional hardness. If the gem is heavily included it may be
slightly weaken. Exercise common sense: if you have a ring set with a
soft gem variety or included stone, take it off before house hold
duties or exercise, be careful not knock or hit your gem or jewelry
on a solid object.
very hard but can cleave in two with a single well-placed blow.
Rubies and sapphires have strong tenacity but can chip or crack if
are much harder than the metal they are set in. Gems can scratch each
other and the finish on your jewelry, don't through them together or
let them rub.
before putting gems in an ultrasonic cleaner.
and sapphires will be fine in an ultrasonic cleaner but many other
gems may not be: when in doubt, leave them out especially leave out,
Emeralds, Tanzanite, heavily included Rubies, and Opals.
gemstones like lapis lazuli, turquoise, malachite require special
care. Never use an ultrasonic cleaner and never use any chemical
solution. These gem materials should just be wiped clean gently with
a moist cloth. These gemstones can be porous and may absorb
chemicals, even soap.
Ultrasonic cleaners are very good for rope and chain jewelry and may
be used in conjunction with Original Diamond and Precious Jewelry
cleaner as the liquid placed in the ultrasonic with excellent results).
Pearls "also can apply to Amber & other Amorphous or Organic Gems"
regularly avoid excessive contact with perfume, dirt and skin oil.
Remember to always put your pearls on last, after you have applied
makeup and perfume.
Pearls, use only a recommended jewelry and pearl cleaner or a mild, non-detergent
soap, lukewarm water and soft cloth, clean but do not soak, rinse
well in clean warm water and allow to properly dry preferable flat on
a towel or moisture absorbing surface. Original Diamond and Precious
Jewelry cleaner is pearl safe just follow directions and remember do
not soak pearls in any liquid for more than a few seconds even when rinsing.
Never store in
airtight containers or plastic or plastic bags, they can deteriorate.
Some also plastics may even emit chemicals that can harm the pearls.
Protect from temperature extremes and chemicals, such as alcohol and
hairspray, as these can erode the surface. Wear your pearls often as
they thrive on your skin. Avoid soaking in chlorinated water or any
liquid. Re - string annually with a knot between each pearl. Storing
them for long periods can dry them out and fracture the surface.
Store your pearls flat, as opposed to hanging them thus avoiding
stretching the thread prematurely.
the follow for cleaning your Metals Gems or Jewelry
should NEVER be used as a silver or gold polish. Some toothpastes
contain baking soda or other ingredients which are much too abrasive;
even trace amounts may cause serious damage, to soft Gems and metals.