How to clean earrings at home
The cleaning of earrings is essential so that the pair preserves its brightness and its glare. It is necessary for that to remove them regularly in particular when one takes the shower because soap and other products can deposit there. It is indeed often the soap and the shampoos which clog the clasps and the stems of the earrings.
In the summer, perspiration can also generate clogging, it is necessary to proceed to a regular cleaning so that your jewels are not damaged. Sweating can also alter the shine of a piece of jewelry, in case of important effort, you can anticipate the degradation of your earrings and remove those you wear before the sports sessions.
To proceed to the cleaning of a jewel, in particular of a pair of earrings, it is necessary to have a minimum of material. You will need a small brush, a soft cloth, and a container of warm water with mild dishwashing liquid.
So in this post, we will guide you on how to clean earrings
HOW TO CLEAN EARRINGS THAT ARE SILVER?
Silver earrings are easily cleaned with a small soft brush moistened with water and washing up liquid. The degreasing effect of the washing-up liquid will allow the deposits of soaps, shampoos, and perspiration to come off. The action of the soft bristles of the brush will remove these deposits. You can also perfect the cleaning by choosing a sewing needle to deep clean the stubborn areas of the clasp.
You can also entrust your jewelry to a jeweler who will be able to properly maintain it with dexterity and know-how. They have professional products and sometimes even ultrasonic tanks to clean them thoroughly.
HOW TO CLEAN GOLD EARRINGS?
Gold earrings can be cleaned with the same solutions as silver earrings, i.e. warm water and washing up liquid. This DIY solution will allow you to clean your earrings at a lower cost, but with a minimum of time. You can also entrust them to a professional so that you find the original shine of gold.
HOW TO CLEAN EARRINGS WITH CULTURED PEARLS: PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WHEN CLEANING.
Pearls are fragile elements that need moisturizing and gentle products. Indeed, they are of calcareous origin and fear acid products. You must therefore be careful with the solutions you use, but also with the materials with which you maintain them. Indeed, you can have risks of scratches and abrasion if you use too hard material.
WHITE, YELLOW OR PINK GOLD: DO YOU NEED THE SAME CLEANING?
The same cleaning can be done for the different types of gold. You can immerse the jewels together so that the solution softens and removes the deposits that have been made. It should be noted that some stones are porous and do not appreciate being immersed. Among these stones are amber and opal.
If there is any doubt, do not hesitate to ask a jewelry professional for advice. You can even, to obtain a professional cleaning quality, deposit them to him. He will know perfectly how to take care of them and will return them to you as soon as possible.
HOW TO CLEAN GOLD AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
Diamond is a particularly dense and resistant gemstone. However, its natural transparency and brilliance are naturally clouded. The facets of the stone are covered with a layer of grease, dirt, etc., especially when you handle them with your fingers, which are not always clean. Your diamond earrings are also in contact with your hair, water, pollution… And maybe you wear them to shower, to swim in the pool or the sea, etc.
To restore the shine to your gold and diamond earrings, it’s very simple. Soak the jewelry in warm water with Marseille soap. Gently scrub each curl with a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to clean all the gaps. Rinse the curls with clean water and dry them with a chamois or soft cloth. You can also regularly disinfect the stem and the clasp, for example with cotton soaked in modified alcohol (90° or 70°)
HOW TO CLEAN EARRING CLASPS
Earring clasps are often delicate to clean. They are small, fragile… and tend to slip off your fingers and get lost, most of the time under a piece of furniture… Take your precautions before cleaning them. Spread them out on a cloth laid flat on a flat surface, like a table. And wipe each clasp with alcohol-soaked cotton. Using a cotton swab will be easier. Also, remember to disinfect and clean the stems of your curls. You can also soak the clasps in a bowl of warm soapy water. In any case, be careful not to lose them when handling them.
HOW TO CLEAN EARRING HOLES
Earring holes in the earlobe can become blocked, bleed, get infected… That’s why it’s important to clean your earrings regularly, to avoid any risk. Remove your earrings to wash by yourself and avoid wearing them to sleep. This will reduce the proliferation of bacteria, responsible for infections and problems. And if you notice a bad smell at the ear hole or a little bleeding, disinfect the piercing hole with cotton and 70° alcohol.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD CLEANE EARRINGS
According to Bustle, you should clean your earrings EVERY DAY. If you have the time and the disinfectant budget, do yourself a favor.
Still, I tend to think it’s not worth it to release so much cotton and alcohol into the wild.
I think it mostly depends on the person. If you have very sensitive ears
it’s better to clean your earrings often.
If you only wear “knock”, I advise you to remove them regularly.
Some ears can withstand anything, but sometimes there are some pretty dodgy ingredients in the materials of the ones you find in the markets or any cheap store.
Personally, my ears have expensive tastes and they only accept quality metals. It is impossible for me to wear anything else without being scratched all day long.
So I wear little earrings every day that I never leave. And I’ll make a confession, I’m far from washing them every day and I’m fine with it. As I said, it all depends on each person’s ears!
On the other hand, sometimes I take off my little earrings and replace them with creoles for a day.
And I take advantage of this moment of exchange to make a small cleaning of the two pairs that I switch.
By the way, if you’re about to wear a pair of earrings that you haven’t worn in a while, I’d recommend disinfecting them.
Even if it’s tucked away and well-protected, there can still be a little dust or whatever else that’s best kept away from your ear.