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Caring for metal and wire jewelry

Proper wire jewelry care is important, because this type of jewelry contains a lot of metal and is generally made out of the types of metal that tarnish easily, like sterling silver, copper, and brass. Wire can also catch and snag on clothing. The following jewelry tips can help keep your wire jewelry in good condition: Store wire jewelry in a plastic bag and soft  pouch. The plastic bag will slow down tarnishing. The pouch will keep the jewelry from getting scratched by other jewelry during storage. Polish  regularly to prevent tarnish and make it shine. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth or soft bristled brush(like a toddlers tooth brush). If using a jewelry cleaning solution, make sure to get a gentle one from a jeweler. Depending on the jewelry I prefer to just mix a little baking soda and warm water and gently clean the piece with a soft brush. I do not use the baking soda solution with jewelry with a lot of beads or settings. For these pieces I just use a mild detergent like dish liquid with arm water and a brush to maintain them. Either way I dry with a soft cloth then polish it with a cloth. Be careful when wearing wire jewelry to make sure it does not catch on clothing and get damaged. Remove the jewelry when doing rough chores and playing sports to prevent damaging your jewelry.

Cleaning and caring for gemstone and beaded jewelry 

Some jewelry cleaning solutions and ultrasonic cleaners will damage many gemstones. After cleaning, the stones may have lost their luster. Hot soapy water and a soft brush ( makeup brush or a soft toddler tooth brush) can be used to clean gemstones. Dry the stones with a soft towel, cotton works great, not a paper towel or tissue. Rub stones with a soft cotton cloth (or jewelry polishing cloth designed for gemstones) to remove fingerprints and keep them shiny. Pearls should be cleaned with a gentle soap, warm water and a soft cotton cloth. Crystals and other glass beads should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle soap. Rinsed and dried with a soft lint free cloth.

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 
Some jewelry cleaning solutions and ultrasonic cleaners will damage many gemstones. After cleaning, the stones may have lost their luster. Hot soapy water and a soft brush ( makeup brush or a soft toddler tooth brush) can be used to clean gemstones. Dry the stones with a soft towel, cotton works great, not a paper towel or tissue. Rub stones with a soft cotton cloth (or jewelry polishing cloth designed for gemstones) to remove fingerprints and keep them shiny. Pearls should be cleaned with a gentle soap, warm water and a soft cotton cloth. Crystals and other glass beads should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle soap. Rinsed and dried with a soft lint free cloth.

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 
Some jewelry cleaning solutions and ultrasonic cleaners will damage many gemstones. After cleaning, the stones may have lost their luster. Hot soapy water and a soft brush ( makeup brush or a soft toddler tooth brush) can be used to clean gemstones. Dry the stones with a soft towel, cotton works great, not a paper towel or tissue. Rub stones with a soft cotton cloth (or jewelry polishing cloth designed for gemstones) to remove fingerprints and keep them shiny. Pearls should be cleaned with a gentle soap, warm water and a soft cotton cloth. Crystals and other glass beads should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle soap. Rinsed and dried with a soft lint free cloth.

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 
Some jewelry cleaning solutions and ultrasonic cleaners will damage many gemstones. After cleaning, the stones may have lost their luster. Hot soapy water and a soft brush ( makeup brush or a soft toddler tooth brush) can be used to clean gemstones. Dry the stones with a soft towel, cotton works great, not a paper towel or tissue. Rub stones with a soft cotton cloth (or jewelry polishing cloth designed for gemstones) to remove fingerprints and keep them shiny. Pearls should be cleaned with a gentle soap, warm water and a soft cotton cloth. Crystals and other glass beads should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle soap. Rinsed and dried with a soft lint free cloth.

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 
Some jewelry cleaning solutions and ultrasonic cleaners will damage many gemstones. After cleaning, the stones may have lost their luster. Hot soapy water and a soft brush ( makeup brush or a soft toddler tooth brush) can be used to clean gemstones. Dry the stones with a soft towel, cotton works great, not a paper towel or tissue. Rub stones with a soft cotton cloth (or jewelry polishing cloth designed for gemstones) to remove fingerprints and keep them shiny. Pearls should be cleaned with a gentle soap, warm water and a soft cotton cloth. Crystals and other glass beads should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle soap. Rinsed and dried with a soft lint free cloth.

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 
 
A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.
 
Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage.

 

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 

A gentle soap and water will keep your silver and other metals looking good. Chlorine, salt water, sweat, dirt buildup, exposure to air  lotions, hair spray, perfume and some household cleaners will cause discoloration of silver. Dips will remove the oxidized antique finish in silver designs and may damage stones. Polish your silver pieces regularly with a polishing cloth to keep them free of tarnish and looking their best.. 

Avoid rubbing abrasive cleaners or silver polishing cloths (some polishing clothes are made for stones and other beads as well, but not all check what your using!)on the stones. To bring back sparkle to faceted stones, wash with warm water, mild detergent and a very soft toothbrush. Brush the inside and back of the setting. Rinse well. Soft gemstones as  coral, turquoise, lapis, malachite should be cleaned carefully with mild soap. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia as  they can  remove coatings  or sealers on the stones and cause irreparable damage. 

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