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The Do’s and Don’ts of cleaning your jewelry

We asked our friends at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to guest blog for us this week on a topic many of us need right about now, especially with summer approaching: cleaning our jewelry. After all, we want our jewels to sparkle in the sun, right? Here are some tips from Jewelers Mutual.

  • DO read the labels on jewelry cleaning supplies. Some chemicals can be damaging to certain metals and gemstones.
  • DON’T clean your jewelry with toothpaste. The abrasives in toothpaste can scratch your stones and bands.
  • DON’T clean your jewelry over the sink or anywhere there is an open drain.
  • DO use warm water, mild dish soap and a soft bristle toothbrush to get in hard to reach areas.
  • DO visit your jeweler at least once a year for a professional cleaning and inspection to restore the brilliance of your jewelry and ensure that it’s in good condition.

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