How to Clean Silver Turquoise Jewelry

Turquoise is one among the well-liked, precious and valued stones in many cultures and countries across the globe. It makes a perfect jewelry combination with the silver.

Silver Turquoise Jewelry is perfect option to add traditional and elegant style to your overall look and dress. You can carry it in formal and casual gatherings or celebrations. However, Silver Turquoise Jewelry needs special care and attention, especially while cleaning, to sustain its original shape, luster and color. You can get your jewelry cleaned by the jeweler, but you never know what kind of chemicals he/she would be using.  On the other hand, Silver Turquoise Jewelry is really susceptible to many cleaning chemicals, including soaps and powder. Moreover, it is important to clean the silver and Turquoise separately. Therefore, you have to follow proper procedure to clean your Silver Turquoise Jewelry:

Instructions

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    Clean the silver part of Jewelry

    First of all you have to clean the silver part of your jewelry. Use the given below three methods for this purpose:

    Dry silver polishing cloth: Use a clean and dry silver polishing cloth to clean the silver, making sure that it doesn’t touch the Turquoise.

    Dishwashing Liquid: Pour some drop of dishwashing liquid into a bowl of warm water and stir until foamy. Dip the tip of a small toothbrush into the soapy mixture and rub it against the silver part of your gemstone jewelry for 3 to 5 minutes or until it shines. Rinse it with some clean water.

    Baking Soda: Dampen your silver jewelry with some warm water. Now, dip a brush into the baking soda and rub it against the silver in gentle circular motion. Continue rubbing until the silver jewelry is clean and then wash the soda mixture off with some water.

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    Clean the Turquoise

    Turquoise is very sensitive to chemicals so it is better to clean it simple water as its surface is smooth and be clean easily. However, you can also use some baking soda as it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals. Follow the given below procedure to clean your Turquoise:

    Water: Take a small soft toothbrush, probably your kids’ spare brush, and dip its tip into a bowl of lukewarm water. Now softly rub it against the Turquoise in circular motion for few minutes.

    Baking soda: Dip the wet soft brush into baking soda and gently rub it against the surface of the Turquoise for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse the baking soda mixture under cold running water of your washroom’s tap.

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    Wipe your Silver Turquoise Jewelry

    Once you wash the silver and Turquoise parts of your jewelry separately, wipe them dry with a clean and absorbent piece of cloth or towel. Place your cleaned Silver Turquoise Jewelry in sunlight for some time until completely dry. Make sure that the jewelry doesn’t receive direct sunlight.

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    Store your Silver Turquoise Jewelry

    Now, put your Silver Turquoise Jewelry in an air tight re-sealable bag and place it in your jewelry box. Placing the jewelry in air-tight bag is a nice idea as it trims down the chances of tarnishing caused by moisture in the air.

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