Monday, July 18, 2011

Amonia-the New Jewelry Cleaner

Whether your favorite piece of jewelry is a family heirloom you rarely wear, or your diamond wedding ring that never comes off, taking regular care and cleaning your jewelry keeps it looking great. You may not be aware of that fact, but ammonia is a great and safe cleaning agent, that when used properly, can keep your jewelry looking like brand new.
Learn how to use ammonia as your jewelry cleaners by following the Cleaners Fulham tips on the subject:
The first and basic step is to prepare your tools. In that case you will need ammonia, soft cloth, soft bristle toothbrush, liquid dish-washing soap and cotton swabs.
To clean up your diamonds and colored gems, prepare a solution of one part water and one part ammonia. Then soak your jewelry into it for about 30 minutes. After that rinse well with cool water and place on a towel to dry.
Work with an old soft bristle toothbrush, if soaking doesn't work good enough. Immerse the brush in the cleaning mixture and gently 'tap' around the mounting with the bristles of the brush, removing any dirt and grime that may have built up. Submerge the ring into the solution once more to remove loose pieces, rinse and place on a towel to dry.
To handle light tarnish from gold and silver jewelry, combine 1/4 cup of warm water, 2 tsp. of liquid dish-washing soap and 1 tsp. of ammonia. Place the mixture on a soft cloth or cotton swab and gently rub the jewelry until the tarnish is removed.
Cleaners Ealing advises you to soak the jewelry in the tarnish solution for 30 minutes if the soft cloth or cotton swab cannot remove tarnish from detail or around mountings. Take your jewelry and cover the head of a toothbrush with a soft cloth. Then rub gently with the covered toothbrush until the tarnish is removed. You may soak the jewelry once again if needed.
Cleaners Fulham along with Cleaners Ealing wish you good cleaning results!


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