How to keep your jewelry looking new
We all know that over a period of time all jewelry can look tarnished or dull. So how do you go about keeping your jewelry looking like new?
All types of jewelry can get dirty but while less expensive items can get ruined during the cleaning process, the materials used to make more expensive jewelry (gold, silver, platinum, stainless steel, etc) will benefit from a good wash and polish without any harm being done.
When it comes to buying jewelry cleaner there are a few key words to look out for that will help you buy the right one. First and foremost is to ensure that the cleaner is ultrasonic. This means the appliance will be capable of reaching the places just cleaning solution on its own cannot touch.
An ultrasonic cleaner will get rid of all that dirt and grime from the hardest-to-reach crevices in your jewelry. These cleaners use a high sound frequency that enables them to get rid of the smallest particles of dirt from jewelry. A cleaner of this sort will remove grime from the jewelry surface and smallest nooks and crannies.
If you can, purchase a stainless steel, ultrasonic jewelry cleaner as they are less prone to corrosion so, in essence, it will work out cheaper in the long run by lasting longer. A good quality ultrasonic cleaner will also keep your jewelry looking cleaner for longer. If you will be cleaning larger pieces of jewelry, not only should it be an ultrasonic cleaner but also make sure it is big enough to fit what you need cleaned.
Be sure to buy your cleaner from a respectable store or dealer where you can ensure you get a product warranty with your purchase. Finally a small word of caution with regards to cleaning solutions that contain ammonia or other harsh chemicals. These will actually reduce the shine and sparkle of your jewelry so avoid them at all costs.