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Best way to clean jewelry containing both pearls & diamonds?

RunningwithScissors

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I have several jewelry pieces that contain both pearls and diamonds next to each other. I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I've never cleaned them other than just wiping them with a special pearl cloth provided by the maker (Mikimoto.) I've never cleaned the diamonds in them!

Gosh I'd love to clean the wee diamonds as we all know diamonds are grease magnets! But how to do this without damaging the pearls?
 

pearlsngems

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I clean my pearls with bottled water (avoids chlorine and hard water minerals) and Dr. Bronner's Baby Unscented liquid soap. You can clean the item this way, and if you have a small brush (such as a GUM end tuft toothbrush, or an eyebrow brush, or one of the little flat brushes that come in jars of commercial jewelry cleaner) you can clean the diamond more closely.
 

RunningwithScissors

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I clean my pearls with bottled water (avoids chlorine and hard water minerals) and Dr. Bronner's Baby Unscented liquid soap. You can clean the item this way, and if you have a small brush (such as a GUM end tuft toothbrush, or an eyebrow brush, or one of the little flat brushes that come in jars of commercial jewelry cleaner) you can clean the diamond more closely.

Thanks! I hadn't thought of a tiny Gum cleaning brush before!
 
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