Tuesday, February 1, 2011

how to clean 14K and 24K gold vermeil...

Thought I'd share some handy tips as I discover them! 

Gather all of your gold vermeil creations and take a peek... have they lost some of their glow?  In time, that spectacular gold layer tarnishes a bit because of the silver which lies underneath.  Bring it back to its original luster by simply dipping it in "silver cleaner". 

Be very careful.  If the creations contain soft stones (like turquoise or pearls) they cannot be totally immersed as the cleaner will strip their natural luster.  I have found that most of the time you can carefully hold the pearls in your fingers and dip the rest of the piece just far enough to get the job done without harming soft stones. 

Instantly, the piece looks as good as new!   Have fun... cleaning jewelry can be addicting and once you start, you may soon find yourself digging thru drawers in search of old gems that just need a little "tender loving care" :)

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any cleaning questions for your jewelry :)

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