How to clean jewelry?
Over time, the decorations lose their original attractive appearance. From long contact with the human body on the bracelets, chains, beads, rings and other jewelry accumulates a layer of fat and dead skin cells, which leads to their clouding. In some jewelry stores, you can find special tools for the care of jewelry that literally corrodes pollution; but, unfortunately, not all materials can withstand such an aggressive method of cleaning for a long time. Before using such tools should consult with the seller or master jeweler, and do not forget to read the instructions for use. On sale there are also special cloths for care of ornaments. How to remove dirt from the jewelry and return them to their former beauty at home, while not harming the jewelry? Gold dims pretty quickly, becomes covered with bloom and becomes quite unpresentable. Try to wash the jewelry in warm, soapy water with a regular toothbrush. Before using it, it is better to let the products lie in a soap solution for 15–20 minutes. For chains, you can use the following advice: you need to put the chain in a plastic or glass bottle with soapy water, seal it tightly and shake it well several times. After 5 minutes, repeat this procedure, pull out the chain and blot it with woolen fabric. To restore the shine to silverware, rub them with a piece of cloth or brocade or dip them for 2–3 hours in the water in which the chopped potatoes are put. Silver and silver-plated jewelery can be refreshed by washing them in warm water with baking soda (50 g per liter of water). Dark spots can be removed by washing in warm water with ammonia (1 tablespoon per liter of water). Moisture stains can be removed by washing silverware in warm vinegar. After all the above procedures, silver should be rinsed with clean water. Pearls, because of their shape, are usually slightly dirty, but the thread on which it is strung quickly gets dirty. Therefore, pearl necklaces need to be strung on a new thread every three years, tying knots; here you need the help of a professional, otherwise you can spoil the product. Hard gems, which include diamonds, rubies, sapphires and garnets, must be cleaned very carefully so as not to damage the rim. Use a new toothbrush, warm water and dishwashing detergent. You should not clean them over the sink, if you just do not want to turn your rings, brooches, etc. into “navigators.” Clean them better in a deep bowl. Important! Cleaners should not contain chlorine and / or abrasives (sand, artificial diamond dust, etc.). Opals and emeralds require special care. They are fragile and fragile, covered with a network of small cracks, which also pass water. In the manufacture of jewelry, these stones are usually impregnated with a special lubricant, so water or the more solvents can not be used. It is better not to risk it and entrust the jewelery to professional jewelers. Platinum is very easy to clean: there is enough warm water, dishwashing detergent or special gold cleaning agent. Of course, the list of recommendations given here is not exhaustive. Do not hesitate to ask for advice or help from people involved in jewelry business professionally!