When it comes to caring for your turquoise and silver jewelry, the best thing you can do is be proactive. Don’t wait until your silver is heavily tarnished or you see blemishes on your stone. The most important things you can do to care for your turquoise rings or necklaces are clean regularly and polish at home. Check out some of these home jewelry cleaning methods to make sure your turquoise and silver stay as bright and beautiful as the first day you bought it!
Baking Soda Solution – If you’re looking for a simple home remedy for cleaning and buffing your silver jewelry, then one of the first options to try is baking soda. For this method, you place a piece of aluminum foil in a bowl, add a tablespoon of baking soda, and a quart of hot water. Mix thoroughly and let the baking soda dissolve, then use a lint-free cloth to rub the solution into the silver and rinse it. Be careful not to apply the solution to the turquoise as the stone is very delicate and doing so might cause discoloration. **This should only apply to jewelry without stones. Stones cannot be subject to any kind of liquid solution*
Lint-Free Cloth – If you’re looking to clean the turquoise part of your jewelry, the easiest and best method is through using lint-free cloth. Turquoise is a delicate stone on the softer side and is often treated with different types of stabilizing resins. Through gently rubbing a lint-free cloth, you should be able to remove standard dirt and grime and help with the upkeep of your turquoise. Many jewelry stores, including Palms Trading, carry cloths specifically made for jewelry polishing.
Lemon and Olive Oil – If you’re looking for another silver cleaner that you can make from household products, try taking advantage of the acidity of your everyday lemon. Whisk some lemon juice in a bowl with olive oil, then use a lint-free cloth to rub the solution into your silver.
Extra Tips and Tricks – If you’re finding that these household remedies just aren’t quite doing the trick, then the next best option would be to invest in some jewelry cleaner. If you’re taking this route, however, be sure to do your research and find a cleaner that is specifically designed for turquoise. Many chemical solutions out there can cause damage to your stone, so make sure you’re using a turquoise-specific polish.
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If you’re looking for some beautiful pieces of turquoise jewelry to add to your collection, then get in touch with Palms Trading Company. Our experienced staff will support you in choosing the perfect piece and can also walk you through proper care for your jewelry to make sure it stays looking beautiful for the long haul. Contact us today and let us help you find your next piece of beautiful and eye-catching turquoise jewelry!