When it comes to cleaning delicate gold filled and sterling silver jewellery, there are a few key steps you should take to ensure your pieces stay in top condition. Here are three tips to help you get started:
1. Use a mild cleaner – avoid harsh chemicals or cleaners that can damage the finish on your jewellery. Instead, use a gentle cleaner like warm water and soap. Be sure to rinse off all the cleaner with cool water before storing your jewellery. Look at this site for more information about Gold Filled and Sterling Silver Jewellery.
2. Dry quickly – once you’ve cleaned your jewellery, be sure to dry it quickly so it doesn’t get damaged by moisture. Place your pieces on a clean towel to absorb the water and then press down gently to remove any excess moisture. Allow your pieces to air dry completely before storing them.
3. Protect your jewels with a case – if you don’t have access to a clean cloth, use an old cotton T-shirt or piece of fabric to help protect your jewellery while it’s being cleaned. Once the piece is dry, put it back in its rightful place and add some protective jewelry coating if desired.
4. Go over every piece again – don’t be afraid to go over your pieces with a cloth to make sure your jewelry is completely clean and that there are no stains or marks left behind by the soap or cleaning product.
Store your jewellery in a dry, airy place where it can air out for at least 48 hours. Remove dust from magnetized items – if you have any items that have magnets on them, remove those first before cleaning your jewelry so they don’t get stained while they dry.