For gems set in prongs, as in rings, pendants, or bracelets, use a toothbrush and either dish detergent or Jewelry Cleaner. Wet the toothbrush, add a tiny bit of detergent or Cleaner, and gently scrub your jewelry. Work the brush between the setting and the gems. Rinse with warm water, dry with a soft cloth, and see your gems sparkle.
Pearls require special care to keep their luster. They should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. If they look dull, wipe gently with a damp cloth. Never use detergents, toothbrushes, scouring pads or steam or ultrasonic cleaners.
Finally, don’t use toothpaste to clean your jewelry. It contains abrasives and may leave scratches.
May your jewelry always shine!
Lynn's musings about all facets of jewelry.