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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!
 

SapphireBomb

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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.

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?

Thank you all!!!
I’ve been wondering this for a long time but too afraid to ask!!!!!
Will be trying tomorrow.
 

fussykiki

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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?

I was at the Mikimoto shop today. The SA said customers can bring their pieces back for cleaning every half year. I note that in your message, the maker is Mikimoto, so i guess you can bring them back for cleaning as they are professional.
 

RunningwithScissors

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I was at the Mikimoto shop today. The SA said customers can bring their pieces back for cleaning every half year. I note that in your message, the maker is Mikimoto, so i guess you can bring them back for cleaning as they are professional.

Thanks! This is helpful!
 

seaurchin

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There's also the little jar with the brush, jewelry cleaner designed for delicate jewelry like pearls, opals etc., under various brand names. That seems easiest and I'd think cleans the diamonds well too but I haven't tried it myself.

ETA: I just did a quick search of them on Amazon and couldn't find any with the ingredients listed.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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No problem. I was in store to check this one out. Too bad they are clip on, which I am sure they will hurt my ears.


you must channel your inner Princess Margret with those clip ons


or get them converted ?
 
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