Cleaning jewelry can be a little tricky, but there are some things you can do to make it easy and safe for you. Before you start cleaning, make sure that your jewelry is clean, especially if it is silver or gold, and you have all of your cotton buds handy so that you can dip them into the warm water for a few moments. Washing your jewelry in a sink, on a counter, or even in the bath tub will cause damage to the metal and gems, so always remember to rinse them off thoroughly.
The next thing that you need to know about cleaning your jewelry is that it needs to be dry before you begin cleaning it. Never ever try to wet clean your jewelry by dipping it into water, or else it will take forever to dry, and damage will occur. In addition, never ever use ammonia-based cleaners when you are cleaning your diamond-cloth or other jewelry. Ammonia causes damage to both the cloth and the stone; you should only use jeweler’s paper or soft cloths for this kind of cleaning. As far as how to clean a diamond-cloth, if it is a good one then you can just dip it into warm water, wring it out, and then continue to use the soft cloth to apply pressure over the diamond cloth.
Now, let’s talk about how to clean pearls. If you have some nice clean pearls that you want to keep in a nice pendant or bracelet, then it’s not too late to learn how to clean pearls with just water and soap. All you have to do is soaking the pearls in a bowl of warm water and allow them to soak for a few minutes before removing them from the water. Just make sure that the beads aren’t exposed to hot water while you’re soaking them.