by Sharon Berg. I have many necklaces that I would like to clean that have silver / rhinestone spacers where the silver plating has slightly tarnished. It’s almost impossible to remove this with a dry polishing cloth. I’m also concerned about immersing these in liquid. I wondered if the ionic cleaners would be safe for foil backed crystals. I contacted … [Read more...] about What’s the Safest Way to Clean Foil Backed Crystals?
Tips for different ways of cleaning jewelry to keep it sparkling! Find out which stones are fragile and need special care.
by Anne Brett. (Illinois) Hello. Can you tell me if it is safe to use a clear lacquer on jewelry for a more permanent solution to tarnishing of silver, bronze and copper? Thank you, Anne Brett … [Read more...] about Lacquer to Prevent Tarnishing of Silver, Brass and Copper?
by Danielle. (Las Vegas) I have a jewelry obsession and I'm finally going to ask a question I've wanted to for 20 years. I've recently been making jewelry and I figure there would be no one better to ask than you. Is there a product that will prevent jewelry from tarnishing? I've tried to avoid any metals that will tarnish & bought jewelry that could, … [Read more...] about Product that Prevents Jewelry from Tarnishing?
by Joanna. (United Kingdom) I would really appreciate your advise on how to clean tarnished silver in silver with amber jewellery. I really would like to keep amber from contact with silver cleaning liquids but cannot clean silver properly with just a silver cleaning cloth. What to do? Any suggestions? Joanna … [Read more...] about Amber Set in Silver: How Do I Clean It?
by Karen Cahill. (New Jersey USA) The tips here are great but I do not use sterling, I am using pewter, brass coated pewter, base metal and gold plated metals. What is the best way for these type metals not to tarnish? I spend alot of time and money making jewelry and have had alot of things tarnish and they are not cheap pieces. Can you help? Thanks so … [Read more...] about Tarnish on Stuff Besides Sterling Silver
by Billie Jean Williams. Hi All, Has anyone had the problem with storing jewelry and then having it tarnish really bad? If so, how did you remove and restore the pieces? Help ladies, I really need it. Thanks all. Billie Jean Williams … [Read more...] about Jewelry Tarnished in Storage: Need Advice Please
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 32 by Rena Klingenberg. Many people store their jewelry in the bathroom so it's handy when they're getting ready for the day. But is that a good place for jewelry? Transcript of This Video: Many people store their jewelry in the bathroom. That way it's handy while they're getting dressed, doing their hair and … [Read more...] about A Jewelry Care Tip for Your Customers (Video)
by Gro. I wonder, do you have the time to give me a tip on what kind of jewelery tumbler to buy (on ebay maybe, just made a search), for tumbling metal wire jewelery for stability and shine? Is the ones for tumbling stones ok to use? What kind of granula should one use in it? I am just a hobby jewelery maker, so not too expensive either. Thank you so … [Read more...] about What Type of Tumbler for Wire Jewelry?
by Leslie Hirschberg. (California USA) I found some old dominoes at an antique shop. I think they are ivory with black or red dots. Does anyone know how they can be cleaned? Leslie Hirschberg Brewster beads … [Read more...] about Ivory Dominos: How Can I Safely Clean Them?
by Debbie Sosa. Homemade jewelry cleaner is a great item to give to your customers - to help them take care of the items they purchase from you, and remind them of your business every time they use it! I print the recipe on a small card and include it in the bag when they purchase. They love it!! Here's the recipe: Homemade Jewelry Cleaner Mix together: 2 … [Read more...] about Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
by Rena Klingenberg. Looking for ways to safely remove tarnish and dirt from brass, and bring out the shine (or as much shine as you desire) in this lovely jewelry metal? I'll share several methods below - but first, some important tips for getting the best and safest results when cleaning brass. How to Clean Brass Tips for Best Results The brass cleaning … [Read more...] about How to Clean Brass
by Rena Klingenberg. Cleaning jewelry to an incredible sparkle definitely enhances its value in the eyes of your customer. Fingerprints, skin oils, dust, and tarnish dull the beauty of jewelry and prevent it from shimmering with that gorgeous, high-quality aura. Keeping your jewelry clean is a good strategy for increasing your sales and being able to charge higher … [Read more...] about Cleaning Jewelry