Cleaning jewellery with Pro Clean Concentrate and the right care.
Jewellery is always something very special and one usually associates many emotional moments with it. But above all, jewellery made of silver, gold and precious stones is a real investment that can enrich our lives every day.
In order for you to enjoy your jewellery for a long time, the correct handling and care of your jewellery is crucial.
How to clean your jewellery with Pro Clean Concentrate
Over time, your gold and silver jewellery can get a cloudy veil. However, this has nothing to do with the quality of the precious metal or the gemstones.
As a rule, turbidity is caused by soiling caused by creams, sweat, make-up, perfume, body perspiration, etc.
Careful care with mild cleansing water from the Pro Clean Concentrate can be very helpful here.
Avoid bleaching agents or aggressive chemicals as they could damage the materials.
Make a lukewarm water bath with one to two sprays (depending on the amount of water) with the Pro Clean Concentrate (pure). Place the jewel in the water bath. You can also place the jewellery on a kitchen towel and spray the diluted cleaner (very good also lukewarm) on the jewellery lying on the kitchen towel. Let it work for a while.
If necessary, you can also clean with a soft brush. A soft toothbrush can be very helpful here.
Then rinse your piece of jewellery under clear water. Note: Make sure that gemstones have been processed.
If you have polished jewellery, please do not use cleaning sponges, as this could cause undesired surface changes.
However, if your jewellery has satin or matt surfaces, the jewellery can be finished with a little cleaning sponge (make sure that the jewellery has not been treated with another galvanic process; e.g. silver jewellery that has been gilded). Here, the electroplated layer could reveal the underlying colour.
Care of jewelry with gemstones
When the surfaces of the jewellery are free of dirt and dust, all the beauty of your gemstones comes into its own.
Each gemstone has different degrees of hardness. This must be taken into account during maintenance.
Care of jewelry with hard gems:
Diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald, chrysoberyl, topaz, zirconium, spinel, aquamarine, for example, belong to the group of hard gemstones (hardness 7.5 -10).
High hardness also means high stability and robustness. Gemstones from this hardness group can be cleaned very easily and above all effectively.
Use the homemade warm water bath with some Pro Clean Concentrate. If necessary, you can also clean the jewelry with the gemstones with a soft brush.
Then rinse the piece of jewellery under clear water and dry well.
Care of jewelry with medium-hard to soft gemstones:
Quartzes and agates, tanzanite, tourmalines (hardness 6.5 - 7.5), are also quite insensitive. Gemstones such as amber, opal and turquoise, sodalite, malachite, moonstone, lapis lazuli, jade, opal, fluorite have a higher porosity and are somewhat softer. It is best to simply rub these pieces of jewellery with a soft, damp cloth (preferably also with Pro Clean Concentrate). In most cases this is quite sufficient.
With the damp cloth you can remove very well impurities, which are in cracks and edges. If necessary, work with a soft brush.
Avoid rubbing over all surfaces if possible.
Care of pearls:
Pearls are a very special category of jewellery treasures. Pearls love the natural skin moisture, because the contact with water lies in their nature. That's why you like to wear your pearls regularly.
To maintain the shine, clean the surfaces with a soft cloth (water only). Avoid exposing pearls to direct sunlight and excessive heat, as the pearl substance contains water. A consequence could be a drying out of the layers and a change of the optics.
For example, pearls can be very well moisturised by wrapping them in a damp cloth for a few hours.
IMPORTANT is that it is only slightly damp, so that the pearl threads (mostly silk threads) retain their optimal quality and you have long pleasure in your jewellery.