Monday, March 7, 2016

How to maintain your earrings

For your earrings to stay beautiful, you will need to clean them on a regular basis. There are a number of ways you can clean your jewelry, and in this article, you will find several ways it can be done. The natural oils from your skin, the corrosion, the moisture, and the air born contaminants, will as the time passes tarnish the luster, and shine of your earrings.

Take your earrings to a professional jeweler

One of the easiest methods to clean your earrings would be to take your precious jewelry to a professional, this way you can be sure it is well taken care of, and that you will receive it back thoroughly cleaned, and in good condition. Using a jeweler to tidy your earrings doesn’t cost much and could be free with some jewelers.

Use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner

Another way to maintain your diamond and pearl earrings is to take advantage of an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner is an electrical device which features a small container where a few drops of detergent, some water, and the jewelry is then placed inside. It is an effective and very useful tool for removing tarnish and cleaning your jewelry. But please beware! They are only good for some jewelry, and the detergent used might damage pearls and gemstones. Not all jewelry is ultrasonic proof. Jewelry ultrasonic cleaners cost start at $40.00, It is a semi-pro way to maintain your earrings yet some homework is necessary to operate the electric jewelry cleaner.

Quickly wipe your earrings after each use

Jewelry cleaning cloth is a quick way to cleanse & bring the sparkle back to your earrings
To always keep your earrings luster, and keep them thoroughly clean, wipe off the make-up as well as the skin oils soon after each wear. Frequent quick dabs will give your earrings long lasting sparkle. Some gemstones require special care; such as the case of pearls and diamond earrings.

How to clean pearl earrings

Pearls are delicate and can be easily damaged, particularly if you are cleaning them yourself. To clean pearls in the pearl earrings, wipe every single one individually with a delicate, clean, natural cotton cloth dampened with a solution of two cups of hot water and a few drops of a mild dish washing liquid. Avoid soaking the pearls!

How to clean diamond earrings

Love knot diamond Stud earrings
A diamond can scratch another diamond, love knot diamond earrings, image courtesy of
Diamonds are some of the toughest material on earth, but some good old cleaner will bring them back to life in no time. Make a solution of one cup warm water mixed with 1/4 cup of ammonia, and soak the diamond earrings for about 20 minutes. You can also use baking soda to clean your earrings, just combine it with a bit of water to create a paste, and then gently rub your earrings with a soft toothbrush. Don't use the ammonia solution on crack filled diamond jewelry if you should have that, use some mild liquid detergent instead. Handle with care, since some diamond settings are delicate and you do not want the diamonds to fall of the earrings basket or setting.

Keep your diamond and pearl earrings separately

Diamonds can scratch other diamonds, so make sure to keep your diamond earrings spaced out. Keep your diamond and pearl earrings separately, because they could rub with each other, and get damaged. To separate your earrings and other jewelry you can use a soft cotton cloth or compartments in a jewelry box.


You want the earrings you love to last a lifetime, and look its best. Any way you choose, your earrings will soon look fabulous again, and be ready for that big night out!
The variety of gemstones and metals that can make the earrings is too vast to include in one article, share a  tip or a comment about maintaining earrings?

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