How to Clean Old Jewelry and Bring Back the Sparkle and Shine

Diamond Jewelry

Even the most beautiful Diamond Jewelry can often get dull, dirty, and out of style. But there is a quick fix to this dilemma. You’ll be wearing your stones again in no time!


1.Inspect the stones using gloves if need be

No matter what kind of stone it has, you need to make sure it is not loose before you clean the piece. Take your finger or a hairpin any small pointy object and try to see if you can wiggle each stone around in its setting. If it does the wiggle, then you can stick in thin paper inside it for a while.

2. Make sure there is no foil on the back of the stone.

If there is, DO NOT immerse in water. It will lose its foil

3. Do a test cleaning. If your piece has small, foil-backed stones

you have to carefully wipe the tops of the stones with a damp cloth, being careful that no water seeps onto the mounting.

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4. Clean the piece. Assuming that there are no foil-backs and the stones are all secure

you must still proceed with caution at this stage. Test the smallest end of the piece by immersing it in a solution of 1/2 cup of warm water, 2-3 drops of dishwashing soap, and 2 drops of household ammonia.

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5. Scrub

Take the end out of the solution and gently scrub it with a soft toothbrush, and rinse the end under warm tap water. Be careful not to let the water fly onto the rest of the piece.

6. Dry the end and inspect again

Is it shinier? Do the stones look all right? If so, you can immerse the entire piece and use a toothbrush to loosen the grime and rinse the piece with warm water. Repeat as needed and dry.

7. Cleaners

Use toothpicks and pipe cleaners to really give a shine between stones

Sources– wikihow

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