With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to make thing feel new again. The year brings new beginnings, when we introduce new and better habits and refurbish old things. I like to spruce up my house, give everything a good scrub, clear away all the old dust, move some furniture around and celebrate the new year by making everything feel new again. The same thing goes for jewelry – get it all clean and sparkly. There is a variety of ways to get your jewelry clean, so I am going to talk about that right here.
First of all, you have Jewelry Polishing Cloths. For any flat-surface metal jewelry, such as a plain wedding band, bracelet or earrings, my absolute favorite cleaner is a simple, inexpensive jewelry polishing cloth. Keep one of these tiny cloths in your jewlery organizer or box for on-the-spot polishing.
Liquid Jewelry Cleaners are usually sold as a very thin liquid in a bottle. You simply dip the jewelry into the bottle for a few seconds and the results are amazing. The drawback is that they are made with very strong smelling chemicals, so the only time I use them is for intricate pieces or woven jewelry that can’t be cleaned any other way.
If you’re looking for something a little more versatile, Silver Polishes work for jewelry as well. These are usually heavy creams or lotions in a bottle. For intricate pieces, anything woven, you will want to use a liquid dipping jewelry cleaner to get into hard-to-reach places, otherwise the tarnish will remain in the creases and you won’t get the effect you desire.
With all the jewelry cleaners on the market today, you’re sure to find one that works well for you. And I have to say, cleaning and polishing your jewelry for the new year feels fantastic! Everything feels new and special again so you don’t feel the need to go out and buy new pieces.