Are Jewelry Cleaners Safe?

Are Jewelry Cleaners Safe?

Have you ever wondered if jewelry cleaners are safe?

The answer is an overwhelming YES, with the important caveat that it depends which cleaner you use for different types of jewelry.

To take the mystery out of cleaning different types of jewelry, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to jewelry cleaners. 

Type of Jewelry:

Jewelry Cleaning Wipes:

Foam Cleaner:

Polishing Cloth:

Microfiber Cloth:

Liquid Solution:

Liquid Detergent:

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner:

















Lapis Lazuli





Cubic Zirconia

Types of Jewelry Cleaners 

Foam Jewelry Cleaners

Foam Jewelry Cleaners are a great low cost option for most jewelry items. They are safe to use on all precious metals as well as on gemstones. They typically are used together with special jewelry care cloths. Just spray some foam on your jewels and wipe them off with the cloth to unravel your item’s original shine and brilliance. The only 

Liquid Solution Jewelry Cleaners

Liquid Jewelry cleaning solutions are an effective tool as well; however, make sure to avoid products with any included moisturizers. These can potentially leave a thin unwanted film over your jewelry. To use liquid cleaning solutions, simply massage the solution over your jewelry and then rinse. You can even use the cleaner while still wearing your jewelry on. 

Polishing Dry Cloth Jewelry Cleaning Solutions

Polishing Cloth Dry-Cleaning systems for cleaning jewelry are specifically good for gold or silver jewelry. You simply gently rub your precious metal jewelry pieces with the inner cloth polishing dry cloth to remove any tarnish or prevent future build up. Afterwards you use the outer cloth to buff and polish to a shiny finish. For an added boost of freshness, you can clean them with hot water afterwards.

Jewelry Microfiber Cloths

Jewelry Microfiber cloths are perfect for shining and polishing your metal jewelry. It’s best to buff-dry your pieces after cleaning with soft cloths. 

Liquid Dish Detergent as a Jewelry Cleaner

For those looking for an easy and affordable option to clean your jewelry, making a home-made solution out of warm water and liquid dishwashing soap is a great alternative to fancy jewelry cleaners. Simply soak your diamonds or any hard gemstones for 20-30 minutes in the solution, brush them gently with a toothbrush, quickly rinse and dry off with a microfiber cloth. Just be careful not to do any of this over your sink as you’ll risk dropping pieces down the drain! Instead, use a small bowl outside of the sink. 

Jewelry Cleaning Wipes

Jewelry cleaning wipes are best for ultra-delicate precious stones such as pearls, opals, and moonstones. These easy-to-use wipes do a perfect job at cleaning any residue while making sure not to create any scratches or abrasions. 

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

Ultrasonic Jewelry cleaners are the cream of the crop as far as jewelry cleaners go. They are definitely more pricey, but for your investment you get a state of the art machine built to blast away any and all imperfections on your jewelry. 

How do Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaners Work?

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaners work by using an aqueous media and ultrasound waves to remove particles like dirt, oil, and tarnish from jewelry. Alternating pressure waves formed by high frequency sound waves create micro-bubbles that move through the liquid solution, creating a process known as Cavitation. 

When cavitation occurs inside the ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, a combination of pressure, heat, and vacuum energy causes the micro-bubbles to go deep into the nooks and crannies of your jewelry piece and break loose any dirt, grime, or oil that may be on it.

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