how to clean gold jewelry with stones
Jewellery with natural stones requires constant good care. That’s why here is some advice.
First of all, you need to find out what your firm has a stone. For example, diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby, quartz, topaz, common beryl, aquamarine and other stones have a hardness factor of not less than five. Therefore products with them can be cleaned in a solution of any detergent with a soft brush, but only on condition that the metal products – gold or platinum, not silver. Then the decoration was washed in distilled water.
But products with stones, the hardness ratio is below five (it’s turquoise, opal, apatite, sunfish, malachite, moonstone) should be washed in the same way, but only in warm soapy water.
Jewelry with rubies, sapphires and alexandrite can be washed in warm soapy water, adding ammonia solution (1 teaspoon per cup of water), then rinse in clean water and wipe.
Many stone gold jewelry, inserts which are not subject to destructive reactions of chemicals, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and their synthetic analogs, are well cleaned by immersion for a short time in the heated solution consisting of 120 grams of baking soda, 50 grams of chloride of lime, 30 grams salt and half a liter of water. After washing, the decorations must be rinsed in cold water and then dried.
But remember: before you wash your jewelry, make sure is stone not fixed with glue. If so, wash very carefully.
To remove the dust in the ring from under the stone, wind in a match a piece of cotton wool, glycerin or a mixture of magnesium oxide with ammonia, and gently rub the stone and frame top and bottom. Then a piece of flannel or chamois polish the ring. Rim of the stone in any case can not be cleaned with sharp objects – so it can be damaged. And the stones do not pollute and do not lose shine, remove rings when washing your hands.
All jewelry is best kept in a closed box or box away from heaters. In any case do not store items in the bathroom, because there is high humidity.
Artificially irradiated stones such as topaz, when stored in direct sunlight fade. Fear the light as rubies, garnets and turquoise, so always remove them in the casket.
All products with inserts stones should be protected from the effects of rapidly changing temperatures. For example, a ruby from the intense heat can completely lose color.