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How to Clean Jewelry

Routine home care of fine jewelry combined with regular inspections by a professional jeweler is essential to maintaining its beauty and allowing for a lifetime of enjoyment. For daily home care and cleaning, we recommend using professional jewelry cleaners and polishing cloths formulated especially for cleaning jewelry. Our chart below can help identify which of our trade-secret formularies is best suited to each piece in a jewelry wardrobe.

 

Note: Use extreme caution when using in-home sonic or ultrasonic machines, as they can cause stones to loosen or fall from their settings.

 

Annual Inspection

While the products we sell at The Kingswood Company are for routine, at-home cleaning of jewelry, we also recognize that professional care and cleaning is equally important to keeping jewelry sparkling for a lifetime. All pieces of fine jewelry should be taken to a jeweler annually for an inspection.

 

Most jewelers will provide an annual inspection at no cost as part of a purchase agreement. While a very thorough professional cleaning is a nice perk of taking a piece in for inspection, the important elements of the inspection are less visible. A jeweler will examine the piece with a jeweler’s loupe, a special magnifier through which she will look for loose stones, structural damage or damaged prongs. If any weaknesses are identified, they can be repaired. Many insurers also require that any piece that is insured be inspected to keep coverage current.

  •                           Fine Jewelry Cleaner

    Common Applications:

    Diamond Earrings, Bridal & Engagement Rings, Watches, Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets & Bangles.

    

    Best Used On:

    Gold, Palladium, Platinum, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Amethyst (Quartz), Aquamarine (Beryl), Crystal, Cubic Zirconium, Diamond, Garnet, Jade, Marcasite, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz, Tourmaline.

     

    Directions:

    Immerse jewelry in jewelry cleaner each day for two minutes. Agitation and rinsing are not required. Blot dry.

  •                           Gentle Jewelry Cleaner

    Common Applications:

    Pearls, Other Soft or Porous Stones, Beaded or Strung Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry.

     

    Best Used On:

    All pieces listed as safe for Fine Jewelry Cleaner above, PLUS Sterling Silver (with designer antiquing or set with gemstones), Fashion Jewelry, Amber, Cameo, Coral, Emerald, Ivory, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Pearls (Cultured & Freshwater), Tanzanite, Turquoise.

     

    Directions:

    Immerse jewelry in jewelry cleaner each day for two minutes. Rinse carefully and blot dry. To clean strands dampen a soft cloth with solution and wipe pearls. Pearls should be professionally restrung annually.

  •                           Natural Jewelry Cleaner

    Common Applications:

    Diamond Earrings, Bridal & Engagement Rings, Watches, Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets & Bangles.

     

    Best Used On:

    Gold, Palladium, Platinum, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Amethyst (Quartz), Aquamarine (Beryl), Cubic Zirconium, Diamond, Garnet, Jade, Marcasite, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz, Tourmaline.

     

    Directions:

    Immerse jewelry in jewelry cleaner each day for two minutes. Agitation and rinsing are not required. Blot dry.

  •                           Silver Jewelry Cleaner

    Common Applications:

    All types of Sterling Silver Jewelry.

     

    Best Used On:

    Tarnished Sterling Silver Jewelry without any set stones.

     

    Directions:

    Immerse jewelry in silver cleaner for one minute. Remove and rinse. Repeat as necessary. Blot dry, and polish with a polishing cloth to restore shine. Formulary can remove designer antiquing if kept in solution for too long.

  •                           Sparkle + Shine Stick

    Common Applications:

    Diamonds, Pearls, Beaded or Strung Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry.

     

    Best Used On:

    Gold, Palladium, Platinum, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Crystal, Cubic Zirconium, Diamond, Garnet, Jade, Marcasite, Peridot, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz, Tourmaline, Sterling Silver (with designer antiquing or set with gemstones), Fashion Jewelry, Amber, Cameo, Coral, Emerald, Ivory, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Pearls (Cultured & Freshwater), Tanzanite, Turquoise.

     

    Directions:

    To safely clean your jewelry, remove the top and twist the base until bubbles form on the brush. Apply cleansing solution to jewelry, using the brush to reach all surfaces and to scrub away oils and grime. Rinse and pat dry, then polish with a polishing cloth.

  •                           Foaming Jewelry Cleaner

    Common Applications:

    Pearls, Other Soft or Porous Stones, Beaded or Strung Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry.

     

    Best Used On:

    Gold, Palladium, Platinum, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Crystal, Cubic Zirconium, Diamond, Garnet, Jade, Marcasite, Peridot, Ruby,Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz, Tourmaline, Sterling Silver (with designer antiquing or set with gemstones), Fashion Jewelry, Amber, Cameo, Coral Emerald, Ivory, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Pearls (Cultured & Freshwater), Tanzanite, Turquoise.

     

    Directions:

    To safely clean your jewelry, remove the top, place jewelry in the convenient cap, and pump the bottle until bubbles fill the cap. Wait until the bubbles have fully dissolved before removing your jewelry and drying off with a professional polishing cloth.

  •                           Polishing Cloths

    Common Applications:

    All types of Gold, Silver, Platinum Jewelry & Watches. The perfect finishing touch after using any of the cleansers.

     

    Best Used On:

    All Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium Jewelry and Watches that require buffing, polishing or tarnish removal.

     

    Directions:

    Using the inner white polishing cloth, rub surface until desired luster occurs. Buff with outside polishing cloth as desired.

Gold

Fine
Jewelry Cleaner

Gentle
Jewelry Cleaner

Natural
Jewelry Cleaner

Silver
Jewelry Cleaner

Foaming
Jewelry Cleaner

Professional

Polishing Cloths

Sparkle + Shine
Stick

Emerald

Platinum

Pearl

Silver

Sapphire

Diamond

Opal

Fashion/Costume

Full Care + Clean Chart Coming Soon

 

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