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Don’t have the water too hot and certainly don’t leave the items to soak all day.S.. Pearls are generally only glued onto your Jewelry (rings, brooches etc) and if the item is a few years old (say over 20) then the glues used then were not as good as they are today.
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SOLUTION: Clean them yourself! BUT VERY GENTLY..
There is a timely warning on Security issues.
So what are we to do?
The first thing is to make sure it is SAFE to be cleaned!
Naturally, delicate items should be best left to a professional Jeweler to clean. If you lost it somewhere other than the washing process, not only would you probably never find it, you’d be very annoyed at me for suggesting such a thing in the first place.
Yet even this has a good point….
This is my personal email address and I read every comment – good or bad.P. no need to thank me just yet. BUT Opals, Pearls and Emeralds are very susceptible to damage in a Jewelers Ultrasonic cleaning tank, as it can loosen pearls from their mounts and breakdown Opal and Emerald quite easily. If you thought it interesting, useful or found it helped you in any way I would appreciate your comments via email at the address shown below.G.
This is one of the major ‘Properties’ of a Diamond.
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Dry everything on a paper towel in a warm area (under a sun drenched window is perfect) and finally buff up with a soft cloth and check everything before you wear it again.
By the way: In General terms, the only difference in the cleaning fluid used by your Jeweler or purchased from a proprietary Brand would be Ammonia!
A small cap of Cloudy Ammonia bought from Coles or Woolies or your local Supermarket, mixed with washing up liquid is a terrific cleaner..
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It looks like a million dollars but after a couple of months it doesn’t have the same ‘Sparkle’ or look it once had (a bit like me really). Just send me an email at gemmo1@jewellery-antiques and let me know if and where you used it.
Just clean it in the same solution as we suggested above and brush it with an old toothbrush.
Once every few months is perfect, so don’t over do it..
However; if the stone came out in the wash, it would prove that the setting was so worn it would have come out sooner or later anyway, so better to ‘catch the falling star’ as it were, and get your local Jeweler to reset it safely back for you.
But beware as too much pressure could ‘Pop’ the stone out of it’s setting, so if in doubt – take it out (of the bowl I mean).
Alternatively: why not pass it on to a friend. Treat it as doing me a big favor. It smells a little but the results are perfect!
Just to continue from the previous section:
Most of the white colorless gemstones used over the past hundred years or so as Diamond Imitations or Simulants, were either Paste (Fancy name for glass) Spinels or White Sapphire (corundum) and occasionally Zircon (Not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia CZ’s which is quite modern).
It should look good for another few months.
Wearing your Jewelry while Gardening doesn’t help much either and you certainly shouldn’t wear your rings while doing the washing up (all that grease sticks to the stone).
When you first purchased your beautiful ring it glistened like diamond, but slowly became duller and duller.
Ladies, you are to Blame!
Hand Cream is the biggest culprit of them all as it gets under the stone and dulls it. It will return to sparkling quality in no time. It’s good advice, plus there is some great tips on Investing in Jewelry, Insurance guidelines and other notes on selling, Hallmarking tips etc, and they are being added to all the time.
Make up a solution of Washing up liquid (Clean of course, not after doing the Sunday dishes) and use an old Toothbrush and carefully clean around the mount, using the bristles of the brush to get into the setting and CLEAN BEHIND THE STONES.
And the best bit is they are FREE. I’m sure you can think of someone who might benefit from this useful information.
See, I just did you a favor.