Makeup, lotions, and hand soap can all cause buildup on your jewelry over time. Products such as perfumes and hairspray can be damaging to pearls and other soft gemstones.
Home Cleaning of Gemstones
- Try a toothbrush and mild soap. This works well for most gemstones.
- Ammonia can be used on diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
- Pearls can be cleaned with a soft, lint-free cloth either dry or damp.
- Softer gems such as opals, lapis and coral can be cleaned with mild soap. They may lose luster over time but can be resurfaced.
If you have any questions about the cleaning and care of your jewelry feel free to contact us. Bring your jewelry by Skylight any time for a thorough cleaning.