Jewelry Maintenance Tips: How often should i clean fine jewelry?


Jewelry is an investment and a source of pride. It's something that should be treasured and loved - not hidden in the back of a drawer. But how do you keep your jewelry looking its best? There are several different ways to clean fine jewelry, but here we'll go over them all so you know exactly what to use for your particular piece.

Why does jewelry need to be cleaned?

Jewelry is made of metal and other materials, which can tarnish over time. A good rule of thumb is to clean your jewelry at least once a year (or more often if you wear it often). Tarnish can make jewelry look dull and discolored, but it's also bad for your health; the chemicals in tarnish can cause allergies and skin irritation. Over time, tarnish will damage the jewelry itself by reacting with its base metals.

It's important to note that some types of jewelry are softer than others—for example, bronze is less durable than silver or gold—so you may need to clean these pieces even more frequently than others. If you're unsure about how often you should clean your particular piece of fine jewelry, consult an expert who specializes in cleaning fine pieces so they stay in top condition!

How often should i clean fine jewelry?

Most jewelry should be cleaned once a month if you wear it every day. If you don't wear your jewelry every day, then clean it once a month. If your job involves working with chemicals that could damage your fine jewelry, then clean it every week.

If you're not sure what to do with your fine jewelry, bring it into our store for an evaluation and cleaning!

What are the best ways to clean your jewelry?

Soap and water is the best way to clean your jewelry.

If soap and water isn’t enough, you can use an ammonia solution. This will remove any dirt build up, but it’s not a good idea if you have any stones that could be damaged by the ammonia (like pearls).

You can also use an ultrasonic cleaner. These cleaners work by using high frequency sound waves to agitate the water inside of the machine, cleaning your jewelry in seconds instead of hours!

Soap and Water

  • Use warm water.

  • Use a soft cloth.

  • Use mild soap and rinse with clean water. Dry with a soft cloth, if possible.

Ammonia Solution

  • The first step is to make a solution of one part ammonia and ten parts water.

  • Pour enough solution into a bowl or dish that you can dunk the jewelry in it. Then submerge your piece of jewelry into the bowl, making sure that it's fully covered with liquid. Use a small brush or toothpick if necessary to help get any dirt off of the surface (don't touch the piece with anything that isn't made for cleaning jewelry).

  • Let the piece soak for 10–15 minutes depending on how dirty it is, then remove from solution and rinse under running water until no traces of ammonia remain (otherwise your next steps will not work).

  • After rinsing off all traces of ammonia solution, fill another container with warm water and add 1/2 tsp baking soda per cup to neutralize any leftover acids left over from cleaning process

Ultrasonic Cleaners

Ultrasonic cleaners are a great way to clean jewelry. They work by using high-frequency sound waves to agitate and clean the pieces, allowing you to use less solvent than with traditional solutions.

This is especially helpful for more delicate pieces that cannot be submerged in water or exposed to heat. Ultrasonic cleaners can also clean earrings, bracelets and other accessories without damaging them during the cleaning process.

There are two main types of ultrasonic cleaning machines: portable units that plug into an outlet (like a hairdryer) and larger closed containers with built-in processing pumps that require electricity as well as distilled water or tap water (make sure it’s deionized). Portable units tend to be smaller than their stationary counterparts but cost more money because they require additional accessories such as sponges or brushes if you want an all-in-one solution for cleaning your jewelry collection at home instead of taking individual pieces out each time something needs some TLC before going out on another date night!

As long as you keep your jewelry clean by regularly removing dirt particles from its surface through either hand washing methods or machine drying techniques like those found within these nifty devices then there shouldn't be any problems down the road when it comes time again next year looking back fondly at where life took them after everything had settled down again after graduating college...

Even though these methods will get your jewelry looking as good as new, make sure to have your jewelry inspected by a professional every six months.

You should always have your jewelry inspected by a professional every six months. It's a good idea to have it cleaned as well, but the inspection is more important. Besides spotting any potential problems with your jewelry, a professional can tell you if there are any signs of wear and tear that could affect its value in the future. If you want to keep your jewelry looking new for years to come, regular cleanings and inspections are key!


We hope we have answered any questions you might have about jewelry cleaning. Remember that it’s important to take care of your fine jewelry and keep it looking its best. If you have any more questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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