Sure, you've cleaned your hands countless times in the past month, but have you cleaned your jewelry? Your jewelry, especially your rings, can carry bacteria. And, while it's important to keep them clean, not all cleaner is safe for your jewelry. Use our guide below, which uses common household items, to keep you, and your jewelry, clean and safe. Just remember, your jewelry should be professionally cleaned and checked every 6-12 months, which we do complimentary, so please bring it in when we reopen - we'd love to see you!
While diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances found on earth, they still require care to avoid chips and to keep them looking as brilliant as when you received it. Using a mix of mild soap and warm water, gently dip your jewelry into the cleaning solution and use only a soft brush. Thoroughly rinse in lukewarm water. We also have complimentary jewelry cleaner available in all of our stores. Swing by when we reopen!
Clean your pearl jewelry by wiping it with a soft cloth when you take it off, as traces of perfume, hair spray, or any acid-based cosmetics can cause damage to the pearl's nacre. If your pearl jewelry pieces show more soil than a soft cloth can remove, wash them carefully in mild soap and lukewarm water, rinse, gently blot with a soft cloth, and allow to air dry.
Most gemstone jewelry is safe for home cleaning with a mild soap, lukewarm water, and a soft brush. However, certain gemstones are more sensitive to cleaners, so make sure you check out our cleaning instructions of specific gemstones on our Gemstone Care Guide >>
Clean your gold and platinum jewelry with mild soap, water, and a soft brush. Keep your gold from contact with chlorine. Dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning.
Sterling silver jewelry should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, then pat dry with a soft cloth. Over time, sterling silver will blacken or tarnish over time - don’t worry, it’s only natural. When tarnish first becomes visible, you may also choose to clean your jewelry with any fine silver polishes, clothes, or tarnish remover.
View our complete Jewelry Care Guide to keep your jewelry looking like the day you bought it.