HOW TO CLEAN YOUR JEWELERY AT HOME?
In this article we want to develop a practical guide on how you can clean your jewelry at home, with products that can easily be found in any pantry. Although it is true that there are specific cleaners for each type of metal and that some of them are available for sale in any drugstore, we can achieve a similar result with more accessible products.
As a general recommendation, the ideal would be to save the jewelry in cloth or plastic bags, so that they are hermetically sealed and thus avoid contact with air or humidity, which in the long term causes the metal to rust. Some unverified cardboard boxes may also have a component in their manufacture that causes chemical reactions in the metal that accelerate tarnishing.
The ideal process to clean your jewelryIt will depend on the metal with which they are made, but, above all, on the type of finish of it. In Platonic, most of our collections have a nuanced finish that requires a different cleaning than a polished or more traditional finish. While the latter can be cleaned with a soft chamois, the nuances need a bit more work.
PRODUCTS TO CLEAN YOUR SILVER OR SOLID GOLD JEWELRY
Here are some tips to help you show off your Platonic jewelry "Like the first day".
SODIUM BICARBONATE AND NEUTRAL LIQUID SOAP
Moisten the piece with hot water, apply baking soda directly on the surface and rub well, with your fingers or with a soft toothbrush.
Next, we rinse very well under water and dry with a cloth, or even better, with a hair dryer. We have to ensure that not a drop of moisture remains, which would cause the metal to rust quickly.
SODIUM BICARBONATE AND VINEGAR
By mixing these two ingredients, a foam is generated that acts by bleaching the silver. We can soak a cloth well to apply the mixture, rinse very well and dry thoroughly.
AN ERASER OR GREEN PAD.
Although perhaps incredible, either of these two elements achieves an optimal result in the cleaning of nuanced metals. If our jewel has a smooth enough surface, we can clean it in just a few seconds and we will love the result. If we use the green scourer, we must rub gently in circles and we will obtain an almost professional cleaning.
WHAT IF MY JEWEL IS GOLD-PLATED SILVER?
In this case, more than cleaning, we could talk about precautions in use. Our gold-plated pieces contain a three-micron bath, which makes them durable and does not require special maintenance. However, all products that contain alcohol attack gold plating and can shorten its durability, so we recommend taking special care with colognes, creams and soaps.
DO YOU WANT US TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR JEWELRY?
If your PLATÓNICA jewelry does not look like the first day, you can visit our physical store or send it to us by mail so that we can return the original finish without additional costs for you, only the shipping costs.
It is our commitment to you and to our work.