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Jewelry Cleaning FAQ

Received jewelry over the holiday season or looking to shine up some of your favorite old pieces? Here are some frequently asked questions about jewelry cleaning that will help you out faster than you can say Krista Klein! 

 What's the best way to clean silver jewelry? 

When it comes to silver, gentle cleaning is key. A mix of warm water and mild dishwashing soap, or even baby shampoo, will usually do the trick for cleaning everyday jewelry. This method also works to clean gold jewelry! 

How often should I clean my jewelry? 

It's recommended to clean your jewelry about once a month. Pieces that get dirtier more often, like earrings or necklaces you wear on a daily basis, can be cleaned as needed or bi-weekly, depending on how dirty they get. Not cleaning your jewelry at all can have consequences both for your jewelry and maybe even your health. 

How do I clean jewelry with stones or diamonds in them? 

Although it may seem daunting to clean your diamond ring or necklace, it's relatively stress-free! The great thing about cleaning a piece of jewelry that contains any sort of precious stone, such as a diamond, is that it can be cleaned just like any piece of gold or silver jewelry. Just let it soak for about 20 to 40 minutes afterwards and then rinse it under warm water when you're done. 

What's the best cleaning solution to use on my jewelry?

Although you can use products as simple as mild dishwashing soap, there are other solutions out there that are great for cleaning jewelry. Here are a few options for you to check out! 

This all-in-one ultrasonic cleaner is can handle everything from minor residue to more heavily tarnished products with ease.
The biodegradable formula comes with a soft polishing cloth for gold, silver, treated gemstones, and more.
Don't let the price tag fool you—this highly affordable gel formula will make your jewelry look more expensive than ever.

I know how to clean necklaces, what's the best way to clean earrings? 

Hydrogen peroxide is a great option for earring cleaning. Not only does it clean your jewelry but it also helps to disinfect anything your skin may have gotten onto them. Also, a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth is a great way to clean earrings. Microfiber cloths will gently buff out any finger prints or product residue without damaging the earring itself.


We hope these tips and tricks help you care for your jewelry as much as we care for them while your traveling!