Even your necklace pendant deserves a little pampering. Providing your jewelry with regular dusting and cleaning will decrease grime and dirt build-up. But, if you want to give them an extra sparkle, then it is time for a deep cleanse. We have a huge collection of luxury pendants, so we know what it takes to make yours shine. That’s why we decided to share all the tips on how to clean necklaces for a beginner. Here’s how!

Cleaning a Silver Pendant

Using a silver polish on a necklace pendant is often the most useful option. But if you don’t have one on hand, then it’s time for a simple DIY.

However, do keep in mind that the DIY cleaning methods will not prevent the pendant from tarnish and you shouldn’t use them too often. It’s important that you are gentle with your jewelry and don’t rub the surface too hard. Here are some practical options on how to clean a necklace that can help.

  • Toothpaste – As a mild abrasive, toothpaste can get rid of stubborn stains on silver-plated necklaces. Using white paste on the necklace and rubbing it gently with a cloth or a finger can help clean the product thoroughly. When you are done, rinse it well and buff the pendant to make it shine. For best results, avoid gel toothpaste.
  • Dish soap – Probably the most practical and easiest option would be to wash the pendant with dish soap. Just a couple of drops will do. Mix the soap with some warm water to create a solution. Then apply it on the silver with a soft cloth. Once you’ve cleaned the surface, wash it completely.
  • Baking soda – This is the best choice for inset jewels. With baking soda, you can work your way into the crevices and rinse the product well. Just make sure to combine three parts of baking soda with 1 part of water. Then, use a lint-free cloth to gently brush the surface. Finally, give it a rinse and dry it.

Cleaning a Gold Necklace Pendant

For gold jewelry, it is best to make a soft solution. Mix some warm water with a couple of drops of dish soap. Make sure to have enough water to submerge a large pendant. When you are done mixing, dip the pendant inside the solution and give it a bath. Let it soak for a couple of minutes so that all the dirt will come out. Keep swishing and rinse well.

Cleaning Gemstones

Sapphire, emerald, ruby – they too need to be cleaned. For washing the gemstones, all the above-mentioned tips can help, though it’s best to mix seltzer water with dish soap instead of using regular water. It will help remove the trapped debris, and it is easy on the gemstones. Don’t forget to rinse the pendant and dry it completely. If you want to clean some peculiar necklaces with tiny gems, then make sure to bring a jewelry cleaning stick with you. It will get rid of all that grime, no matter where it got stuck.

When it comes to jewelry care, there are no better experts than the professionals at Essex Fine Jewelry. We also carry a variety of fine jewelry, including the pieces above! Reach out to us at our website or call us at 404-481-5555.