A couple of weeks ago, I dug out my Tiffany jewelry and decided it was time to start wearing them again. I was so disappointed to see that they had started to yellow but since it is in their nature if not worn often enough or if not cleaned regularly, I broke out my favorite jewelry cleaner – Pink Lady Sunshine Jewelry Cleaner – to fix the problem!*
I don’t have an ultrasonic – which – by the way, I absolutely recommend if you’re rough on your jewelry or work in food or any environment where you’re using your hands a lot and your jewelry can get exposed to dirt and oils. You will also need a polishing cloth, so here is a similar one from Amazon – I actually stole the ones I have from my work (lol) and they order from another supplier that unfortunately we – as consumers aren’t able to get our hands on.
This product is super safe on many different types of metals and stones – even pearls! It is actually made right here in Washington state with biodegradable ingredients and is alcohol, ammonia, and acid free!*
But anyways – I’ll get on with the quick step process to clean and beautifully polished jewelry!
1/ Polish: Scoop up a little dime size of polishing cream – depending on the size of the piece of jewelry you’re cleaning – and apply it directly to your jewelry. Then use the polishing cloth and buff the jewelry. With this, you will instantly see any and all tarnish come off! You might have to work it a little bit especially if it has little crevices and corners or whatnot but it will make a world of a difference.
2/ Sit (if you’re cleaning by hand): Drop your ring, earrings, or necklace into the little tub of cleaner for about 5 minutes, 10 if it’s really dirty.
3/ Brush (if you’re cleaning by hand) or Ultrasonic: If you’re cleaning by hand, take the piece out and use the little brush that comes with the cleaner and clean any leftover polishing cream or dirt. I highly recommend doing this over a paper towel and if it’s really dirty, in a big bowl of warm water – just so that it helps clean the dirt out.
If you’re using an ultrasonic, you can either dilute some of the cleaner fluid with water and use it in the ultrasonic (measurements are 2/3 water and 1/3 cleaner), or use plain water and turn on the machine and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. And because I’m OCD with cleaning my jewelry – I’ll go and look it over myself and use the brush one more time, if needed.
After this, you don’t need to go back and rinse it though you can if you want. I simply just take another clean and dry polishing cloth to dry my jewelry.
Depending on how often you wear your jewelry or if you use your hands a lot – you’re safe to use this on the daily if you wish, but I personally use it once every few months or whenever my jewelry starts to tarnish.
*Please, please, please – if you order from Amazon – read the entire page for the directions/description for the jewelry cleaner as it may be harmful to certain metals or stones! I would hate for anyone to use the product that I love so much and end up ruining their special jewelry.