Best way to clean diamond earrings?

Best way to clean diamond earrings?

Postby funnygirl » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:03 pm

I have a pair of studs and I am kind of at a loss. My mom used some concoction of ammonia, hot water & dish soap. Any suggestions?
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Postby Auburn twins plus two » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:40 pm

As my mother before me, I use a combo of hot water and ammonia. I let the jewlery soak for a few minutes and then scrub with a soft bristle tooth brush. Never have used the dish soap in the combo because usually I am trying to remove the build up of soap residue. I wear my wedding rings and diamond studs constantly...they are cleaned once a month.
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Postby Esther » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:54 pm

I've actually had 2 different jewelers tell me the best thing is to take warm water and a dab of dish soap and a toothbrush to clean diamonds. You can also use ammonia.

Sometimes I use the dish soap and then rinse it off with some rubbing alcohol.

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Postby Tina » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:53 am

I use a little toothpaste (not gel, but actual paste) on a soft bristle tooth brush. It works great for me.
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Postby Nancy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:09 pm

I actually have one of those sonic cleaners. My grandmother gave it to me ages ago. It was one of those gifts I didn't "get" at the time, but now like it. When I remember to pull it out, that is...
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Postby Tara » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:59 pm

I have also always used toothpaste to clean my jewelry. It works GREAT. Reminds me I should do it again soon, getting dull. :)
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Postby Maelyn » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:38 am

You can take them to the mall jewelery store and they will almost always clean them using the ultrasonic cleaner for you for nothing...
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Postby wanda » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:55 am

I buy those little tubs of liquid jewelry cleaner you can get most anywhere. They ammonia based, inexpensive, and work very well for diamonds and gold.

I've always wanted one of those sonic thingees, but could never decide which one to buy. (I'm big with procrastination sometimes :? ) I have heard that you need to be careful about checking your mountings because using one can loosen stones.
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