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boerumbiddy

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I visit my lovely colored-stone connection (Jean's Silversmiths in Manhattan) every year to say thank you for hooking me up with my 1.97-carat no-heat ruby at a price I could actually afford and to make sure it is secure in its setting. The guys in the small jewelry department are so pleased with themselves for having it when I wanted it! They did point out that the trillion side stones were grimy, despite my best attempts with Windex just a couple of days ago, and steam-cleaned it for me. What a difference! Am I going to have to buy a home jewelry cleaner?
 

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I use a soft toothbrush with dish soap and lukewarm water.
 

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boerumbiddy|1447269048|3948291 said:
I visit my lovely colored-stone connection (Jean's Silversmiths in Manhattan) every year to say thank you for hooking me up with my 1.97-carat no-heat ruby at a price I could actually afford and to make sure it is secure in its setting. The guys in the small jewelry department are so pleased with themselves for having it when I wanted it! They did point out that the trillion side stones were grimy, despite my best attempts with Windex just a couple of days ago, and steam-cleaned it for me. What a difference! Am I going to have to buy a home jewelry cleaner?


Not a fan of those home jewelry cleaners, or any ultrasonic cleaner, on gems.

A soft toothbrush and dish soap will help. I would rinse with hot water. Some ammonia based dish soaps are a little hard on gems, so try to find a non-ammonia based one.
 
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