CLEANING METAL ONLY JEWELLERY
* Matt or brush finished jewellery is more prone to tarnishing and needs the most upkeep. This is because to keep the brushed, non shiny finish we can’t apply a protective non tarnish layer. If kept within the protective packaging though even this finish of metal should only need cleaning once every year or so.
* High shine jewellery has a protective layer but may still need cleaning from time to time if not keep away from moisture in the air or other harmful substances.
The gentlest way to clean either of the above is with a jewellery polishing cloth. Having tested many on the market we recommend “Town Talk” products as the very best.
For light cleaning use their Microfibre Polishing cloth as this does not contain any chemicals, and light brushing back and forth (not in circles) will make your jewllery shine.
To remove dirt particles or tarnishing we recommend Town Talk Silver Polish cloths. Rub very gently to restore your jewellery to its original condition (do not rub harder than neccessary as this can be harsh on the plating). We found with testing and communication with the manufacturers that the Silver Polishing cloth is the gentlest to use – it has the least strong chemicals compared with the Gold Polishing cloth and can safely be used on Gold and Rose Gold Jewellery to remove tarnishing whilst being gentle on the plating layer.
To restore any jewellery with heavy dirt particles or any dark tarnishing we recommend a deep clean. This should only be done every few years but the results are amazing. This can be done using a Silver Dip such as Goddards or Jonelle. The item should be dipped for only a few seconds before rinsing with clear water and delicately drying with a soft cloth. This instantly dissolves tarnish and dirt, leaving the jewellery brilliantly clean. This is demonstrated in the video at the top of this page.