Diamond ring being cleaned with a toothbrush and soapy water

Jewelry Cleaning Hacks

Expert Tips for Keeping Your Custom Pieces Shiny and Bright

Cleaning your custom jewellery can help to restore its lustre and keep it looking as good as new. To avoid damaging the piece, be gentle and use the proper cleaning methods. Here are some pointers for cleaning your custom jewellery at home.


Begin by removing any dirt or debris from the piece with a soft, dry cloth. This will assist in avoiding scratches or damage during the cleaning process.

Soapy Goodness

If the piece is particularly dirty or has visible grime, mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water to make a mild soap solution. Gently scrub the jewellery with a soft cloth, being careful not to scratch any intricate details or gemstones.


Thoroughly rinse the piece with warm water and dry it with a soft cloth. Make sure the piece is completely dry, as moisture can cause tarnish and discoloration.


Toothbrush Time

Use a toothbrush to gently scrub away dirt and grime if the piece is particularly delicate or has intricate details. To avoid damaging the piece, use a soft-bristled brush and be gentle.


Taking Out the Tarnish

If the piece has become tarnished or has lost its lustre, use a commercial jewellery cleaner or a homemade solution of equal parts warm water and white vinegar. Allow the piece to soak for a few minutes before gently scrubbing it with a soft cloth or toothbrush. Rinse and dry the piece thoroughly with a soft cloth.


Get Your Polish On

A silver polishing cloth can also be used to remove tarnish from silver jewellery. These cloths have been specially treated to remove tarnish and restore the lustre of silver. Simply rub the cloth over the jewelry’s surface to remove tarnish and buff to a shine.



When cleaning gemstones, use extra caution. Because some gemstones are sensitive to chemicals and heat, a gentle cleaning method is essential. Most gemstones can be cleaned with a soft cloth or toothbrush and a mild soap solution, but avoid using chemicals, abrasive cleaners or soaking the piece for an extended period of time.


You can keep your custom jewellery looking beautiful and sparkling for years to come if you follow these tips. To avoid damaging the piece, handle it gently and use the proper cleaning methods. And remember, you can always bring your jewellery to us at Bruce Trick Jewellery for a professional cleaning or any professional jeweller near you.

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