If you spill something on your shirt, of course you will throw it in the wash, but what about your jewelry? Think of all the things your jewelry is exposed to...

• Dirt

• Food

• Chemicals

• Makeup

• Soap

We are here to tell you that cleaning your jewelry regularly can save you a lot of trouble in the future. Certain factors such as sweat, salt water and chemicals can begin to break down your metal and gems.

There are multiple ways to clean your cherished jewelry. Pick from any of the following options:

• Sonic cleaner: This is a vibrating machine that loosens grime and dirt without harsh chemicals. It can clean even the tiniest places, removing buildup between your gem and prongs. Not all gems can be placed in the sonic cleaner.

• Steam cleaning: We recommend steam cleaning for semi-precious stones, emeralds, and pearls because the sonic cleaner simply cannot be used.

Jewelry Cleaning Tip:

Be extra careful with pearls. They are very susceptible to damage and degeneration when handled improperly.

• Hand cleaning: Sometimes, machines are just too rough on certain gems to be used safely. In these cases, use a brush and clean your fragile pieces by hand.

While you will find resources on Instagram, Pinterest, in blogs and from Sally-knows-it-all down the street telling you how to clean your jewelry at home, we always recommend professional cleaning to ensure your jewelry is cleaned properly and safely.