Cleaning your Earrings
There are several ways to clean your jewellery.
The easiest is to rinse then in warm soapy water, scrub with a very soft brush, if needed.
Rinse with warm water and leave on a towel to dry.
A brilliant solution to clean silver jewellery and make it shine. Mix equal parts of concentrated lemon juice and hot water in a bowl. Put the jewellery in for about 15 minutes. Rinse in warm water and then polish with a soft cloth.
This is the one we personally use and works great on Silver 14K Gold Fill, Niobium and Solid Gold jewellery (mind your stones). Mix warm soapy water with a few teaspoons of household ammonia, you know the real smelly one. Place jewellery, earrings, Earspirals tm, cuffs and wraps into solution.DO NOT PUT POROUS STONES e.g. emeralds, opals, pearls) in this solution. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse in warm water. Place on a towel and dry with a lint-free cloth.
Never clean opals, emeralds or pearls in ultrasonic cleaners.
Check with label on jewellery cleaners whether stones can be placed in solution or not.
Sterling Silver becomes tarnished when exposed to the air and humidity. When you're not wearing your earrings, Earspirals tm, ear wraps, earcuffs, earcharms, put them back into their box and wrap them in cotton wool or a piece of cotton.
The items of jewellery that we stock by Marty Magic should NEVER be cleaned with a commercial Liquid Jewellery cleaner, it will in fact, cause more damage than good. All you need for Marty's items are a soft toothbrush, some warm water and washing up liquid, and maybe a very small amount of ammonia and of course, some time. Place your item of jewellery in the made up solution and swish around for about 30 seconds. Remove and rinse and polish with a silver cloth or buffing cloth. Sterling silver will tarnish over time, but its tendency to tarnish is part of its beauty. Marty oxidizes each piece so that the recessed areas are dark, and then polishes the highlights. This antiquing is an added step that commercial jewelry is lacking. The oxidation brings out the sculptural details of the design. A silver cloth will polish up the highlights and the recessed darkened areas can be cleaned with the soft toothbrush.