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January 30, 2023

How do I clean my jewelry?

How do I clean my jewelry?

Do you also want to enjoy your favourite jewelry for a long time? Then it is important to clean your jewelry from time to time. Below you can read how to keep your jewelry in perfect shape!

Why do I need to clean my jewelry?

Even if you handle your jewelry with care, they can become dull or dirty. This may have to do with, for example, the PH value (acidity) of your skin or the way you store your jewelry.

When you plan to clean your jewelry, it is important that you do it correctly. For some materials, there are special cleaning products and with other materials you need to be more careful. Below you can read exactly how to let your silver and gold plated jewelry shine again!

Silver jewelry

Silver jewelry can darken and dull over time and lose its shine. This is a natural reaction between silver and oxygen, among other things, and is due to the wearing of the jewelry. This just happens! Fortunately, this is not the end of the world, because silver jewelry can be cleaned in many different ways.

With silver polish or a silver cleaning cloth

You can buy silver polish (online) at the drugstore. You dip your jewelry in the silver polish for a few seconds and then in a container with water. Let the jewelry dry. After this, your silver jewelry will shine like new! You can also polish your silver jewelry with a special silver polishing cloth.

With toothpaste

This may sound crazy, but you can also clean your silver jewelry with toothpaste and a toothbrush (they immediately smell fresh again, haha). Very handy, because you always have these ingredients at home. Apply the toothpaste to your toothbrush and rub over your jewelry. Wipe with a dry, soft cloth. Done!

With salt and hot water

Wrap your jewelry in a layer of aluminum foil. Mix a container of hot water (about 60 ° C) with salt. Place the foil-wrapped jewelry in the water. Leave it on overnight and take it out of the water the next morning. Rub the jewelry with a soft, clean cloth. If you are cleaning a chain with a pendant in this way, remove the pendant from the chain and wrap them separately in foil! This also applies to hoops with a hanger and studs with a closure at the back. Check out this video for detailed instructions.

Gold Plated jewelry

Gold plated jewelry is made of Sterling Silver of Brass with a layer of gold on top of it. Here you can read everything about gold plated jewelry.

Gold plated jewelry is more sensitive than Sterling Silver and deserves some extra love. If the jewelry is dirty, you can't put it in a (chemical) bath as you do with your silver jewelry. You can clean your gold plated jewelry with a soft dry cloth so it will shine again. Did you plated item come into contact with chemicals, perfume or lotions? Rinse them with water asap and dry with a soft cloth. 

Check out all our gold plated jewelry here.

How do you keep your jewelry clean?

Because you wear your jewelry every day, they can get dirty and sometimes discolour. If you occasionally clean your favourite ring or necklace, you prevent or delay this. And how nice is it if you can enjoy your beautiful jewelry for a long time!

Have you followed all cleaning steps and is your jewelry on fleek again? Cool! Here we give you a few last tips to keep your jewelry beautiful: 

  • Take off your jewelry while exercising
  • Take them off when you go to sleep
  • Do you apply lotion or sunscreen? Take off your jewelry! After applying this, wait half an hour before putting the jewelry back on
  • Do not spray hairspray, perfume or other sprays on your jewelry. They don't like that ;)
  • Take off your jewelry while showering, swimming and washing up.
Nina Mutsaers

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