When taking care of your precious jewellery at home, there is a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your jewellery cleaning routine. In this blog, we will be showing you exactly how to take care of your jewellery, and how to ensure your items sparkle like the very first day you set eyes on them.
Keeping things simple
It’s important to note that jewellery cleaning is not rocket science. You don’t have to buy expensive jewellery cleaners and spend hours of your time trying to clean jewellery.
The best way to clean your Moissanite jewellery is to use a simple liquid dishwasher (we find that Sunlight works the best) , warm water, a soft toothbrush and a soft cloth.
Start off by using about a teaspoon of liquid soap to about 250ml warm water. Dissolve the soap in the water, then simple dip your ring in the soapy solution. Using a soft toothbrush (dipped in the solution prior), start by trying to get into the hard to reach spaces – spots like under the stone, between the claws and on the inside of your ring – gently rub the toothbrush over general areas and then rinse with clean luke warm water.
After you have rinsed the item, gently pat-dry it with the cloth. Make sure your ring or item is completely dry before placing them back on your body or into a jewellery box.
What to avoid
- Harmful Chemicals
When cleaning your jewellery, do not use harmful chemicals like Amonia or chemicals like JIK or bleach. These chemicals are strong and might stain your metals. While these chemicals will not damage your moissanite, they add onto the grime build up of the stone, and will leave a layer over the stone making it lose some of its shine and becoming dull.
- Storing Moissanite with other Jewellery
Moissanite rates about 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness (Diamonds being 10), and therefore we do not suggest storing your moissanite jewellery with other jewellery. The stones might scratch other softer gemstones – We recommend storing the moissanite jewellery in a soft lined pouch.
We usually recommend that you clean your jewellery professionally about once every six months – This process will not only leave your jewellery spotless, but will also give your jeweller the opportunity to make sure the setting is still in order, the ring is not damaged in any way, and that the stones are all set in place.