Tidy up and clean its jewels

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Of beautiful jewels

If your concern is to keep as long as possible and in an irreproachable state your treasures, this guide is made for you. Tidy up, clean, maintain, tricks, go hup! That has to shine!



It is important to tidy up carefully your jewels, you will win at it in clarity (we do not have time to look for 1/4 an hour the jewel which goes with its outfit) and especially you will avoid chains and tangled necklaces, orphan earring, damaged stones, any jewels crossed off or twisted....
The jewelry boxes You can of course opt for jewelry boxes, those sold in jeweler's stores are ideal (often covered with fabric), but very expensive... You will find of jewelry boxes much less expensive everywhere, think of the discount shops which very often sell of very pretty. 
The eco. storage An economic solution of storage is the small boxes with lockers to tidy up screws for example. And yes, you can find your box with jewels in DIY stores! Choose it the rather transparent and in wink of eye find your jewel. Certainly less glamours but so practical!
The pouches in fabrics The fabrics pouches are ideal for your precious jewels. The jewelers offer gracefully these dress handkerchiefs when you buy one jewels. They are also very simple to realize, some fabric, some sewing or some little glue and it's done! (To note: essential for cultured pearls, it is recommended to tidy up in a pouches).
For earrings and
To tidy up your earrings or your piercings, you can prick them or clipper on some cardboard, preform first the holes with a needle. You can also put them in small matchboxes. (We find this matchboxes at customize on creavea.com for exemple)
Handmade And why not make them? We have listed two links to sites where you can find tutorials for manufacturing. Thousands more are waiting for you on the net.
- www.prima.fr
- www.creavea.com
The silver The silver oxidizes quickly, to avoid too much boring cleaning, store your jewels in small plastic zip bags (on the net or in the stores of creative leisure activities). One trick which we use on our shop to store our creations and our material, it works very well..
  • Never tidy up your chains and necklaces without closing them especially if you throw them in bulk in your box to jewels.
  • Separate your jeweled rings, the ideal is to tidy up them one by box, locker or pouches, you avoid scratches especially if they are fake.
  • It is highly recommended to storing jewelry pearls separately and in a fabric pouch.



  • Warm water, liquid soap and an old toothbrush are enough to restore radiance to your jewelry and hunt all bacteria. Immerse your jewelry in soapy water, wipe gently with the toothbrush, rinse thoroughly and wipe your jewelry with a soft cloth. Warning, soapy water is not recommended for the Amber, Jade, Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise.

  • The chamoisine, the felted fabric soaked with cleaning product, is perfect to polish its jewels before wearing them. You will find the chamoisines in jewelry stores, department stores and on the net.

  • Grandma's recipes:
    • Toothpaste and an old toothbrush, gently scrub and rinse thoroughly.
    • For silver jewelry, take the cooking water for potatoes, soak a cloth (not the gem!) in this water and rub your jewelry.
    • To avoid that your silver jewels darken, put them in a pan of hot water added by lemon juice until boiling. Then rinse carefully and dry them with a chamois leather or a soft cloth. Attention however on your jewels with precious stones, certain stones not resisting the heat, and especially if they are fake.

  • The Mercryl or a similar disinfectant (without alcohol) cleans very well the jewels. Make your jewelry soak a few minutes (more if the jewelry is very dirty), brush, rinse, dry, it shines! Also ideal for disinfecting earrings, much better than too corrosive alcohol on low quality metals.

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