Regularly cleaning your jewellery is now more important than ever, to ensure it’s free from germs and debris. Regular hand washing can also really take its toll on your jewellery, so it’s important to give it a little extra TLC.
The good news is, you probably have many of the ingredients you need to clean your jewellery at home. Everyone loves a good DIY!
Whilst we recommend a professional clean and polish every six months or so. There is a few things you can do to help your jewellery keep its shine for longer. The good news is, you probably have most of the things you’ll need already in the house! Read on to find out more…
Cleaning Silver Jewellery
White wine vinegar and baking soda is all you’ll need to shine up your silver at home! Simply mix half a cup of vinegar with two tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl. Then leave your jewellery to soak in the mixture for a few hours. After some time has passed, you’ll find that any tarnish will come off with a gentle rub from a microfibre cloth. (You can buy great ones especially for jewellery, in-store at Sonny’s!)
Ensure that your jewellery is completely dry and you’re good to go!
Whilst cleaning at home can be very easy, it’s important to avoid excessively rubbing your jewellery dry it after you’ve cleaned it. If you use a rough cloth or rub too hard, you may scratch the surface and cause imperfections. Be sure to only use a microfibre cloth when cleaning. Anything harsher could cause scratches, particularly if your silver is soft.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a product that does it for you, visit us in store! We stock a great range of professional products that are undoubtably effective.
Cleaning Gold Jewellery
Whilst baking soda is effective on silver, it’s no good for gold. Cleaning gold at home is even simpler – all you need is warm water and mild dishwashing soap! Don’t use any other homemade solutions, as the gold can react to some cleaning solutions.
Again, take extra care if the metal is soft. Avoid using rough brushes or cloths to prevent damage to your jewellery.
Diamonds To Polish? Not A Problem…
Diamonds can be cleaned using a soft-bristled toothbrush. This will allow you to get into the mount, which is often where germs and debris collect. Make sure your toothbrush doesn’t have rubber bristles, as they can cause damage to diamonds. Otherwise, you’re prepped to clean your treasures!
If you’re due to book in your diamond guarantee with us, or you’d like a routine clean and polish, please give us a call on: 0121 236 2426. We’ll have your ring looking as good as new!