Keeping your jewelry clean is important to ensure your precious pieces stay beautiful and functional. All jewelry should be stored in a clean, dry place, such as a fabric-lined box. Keep items separated to avoid scratching and wash your hands before touching your jewelry.
To ensure that your valuable pieces remain structurally sound, bring them to your jeweler every 6 to 12 months to have the prongs, settings, and mountings checked.
Gold and platinum jewelry should be cleaned with a commercial jewelry cleaner that is designated safe for these materials. You can find this type of cleaner at your local jewelry store. You can also use a soft chamois cloth for a quick polish at home. Silver should be cleaned with a mild, soapy water solution. Silver tarnishes easily, so avoid exposing it to light by storing it in a cloth bag. Avoid using stronger household cleaning products, like chlorine, as these can tarnish or even damage your silver.
If you’re just not sure how to keep your pieces clean and safe, the jewelry professionals at Bridgewater are happy to provide expert advice. Visit or call Bridgewater Jewelers to learn more and see the types of cleaning solutions we recommend to keep your jewelry looking fabulous and working beautifully.