General Cleaning Guidelines
Choose chemicals, brushes and techniques for the softest, most vulnerable gem in a piece. When using chemical cleaners, be sure to purchase the appropriate solution for your specific piece. Silver polish, for example, works fine for sterling alone, but can damage porous gems (like opal, pearl, coral, lapis, turquoise, and amber) set in it. Ammonia is a particular threat to fragile gems. Always check with your jeweler about special care or repair considerations. Generally, the best way to clean most of your gem-set jewelry is to use a mild soapy solution in warm water, a soft brush, and a soft cloth to pat dry.
Vecere Jewelers offers free jewelry cleaning, so when in doubt, bring your jewelry in for a professional cleaning to keep your precious gems looking their best.
Or use the following chart as a guideline when cleaning your fine jewelry.
Jewelry Wear & Care
In addition to considering how you clean your gems and jewels, also be sure to store them properly. Here are some tips to help your jewelry last a lifetime: