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CLEANING YOUR JEWELLERY…So it looks just like the day you bought it!

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Cleaning jewelry properly is essential to maintaining its beauty and longevity. Different types of jewelry require different cleaning methods to avoid damage. For example, gold jewelry can often be cleaned with a simple solution of mild dish soap and warm water. Gently scrubbing with a soft brush can help remove dirt and oils. However, gold pieces can benefit greatly from a professional ultrasonic cleaning, which uses high-frequency sound waves to remove grime from hard-to-reach areas. Additionally, gold jewellery can be lightly buffed to restore its shine and even rhodium plated to enhance its appearance. Silver jewelry, on the other hand, tends to tarnish over time. A mixture of baking soda and water can help remove this tarnish, but for a thorough cleaning, professional services are recommended. Silver can also be polished to a brilliant finish, restoring its original luster.

Pearls and plated jewelry require extra caution. Pearls are delicate and can be easily damaged by harsh chemicals and abrasives. A gentle wipe with a damp cloth is usually sufficient for cleaning pearls, but if they need more attention, bringing them to our store ensures they are treated with the utmost care. Plated jewelry, whether gold or silver, has a thin layer of metal that can wear off with improper cleaning. It’s best to avoid abrasive cleaners and instead opt for a gentle soap and water solution. For both pearls and plated jewelry, professional cleaning can help maintain their beauty without risking damage. At Jeff Walters Jewellers, we offer expert cleaning and maintenance services to keep your jewelry looking as good as new. Bring your pieces to us for professional attention, ensuring they receive the proper care tailored to their specific needs. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and tools to handle all types of jewellery, from simple cleanings to advanced restorations. Just drop in any time to have your jewellery cleaned – no appointment necessary.