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How should I clean my jewelry?

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.

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Skylight Jewelers
Our shop is also our studio, where we design and create exquisite jewelry. Skylight Jewelers has been creating custom made jewelry for over 35 years. We take great pride in our work and sign each piece. Our specialty is engagement rings, wedding bands, and our enchanting collection of fine jewelry which includes colored gemstones, pearls and moonstones. All of our Pieces are created in gold or platinum using a mélange of modern, traditional, and ancient techniques. We'd love for you to come by and view our latest creations as well as watch us create in our studio!