From diamonds to gemstones and precious metals, it’s essential to care for fine jewelry, and that includes knowing how to clean it. You might wear an engagement ring or wedding stack. Perhaps you never take off a mix of delicate earrings, bracelets, and necklaces; you sleep in them, you work out in them, you shower in them, you cook in them. Or, you might be the type to rotate through various rings, pendants, and earrings day to day, each piece a considered accent to every outfit. No matter your jewelry habits, investing the time (as you did the money) is key for keeping your precious pieces looking their best. Besides, it’s crucial to practice good jewelry hygiene when you’re doing everything you can to keep your hands clean and free of unwanted germs.
To serve as your official guide on how to clean jewelry at home, POPSUGAR spoke to fine jewelry designers Ashley Zhang, Grace Lee, and Katherine Kim of KatKim for their professional tips, which boil down to 12 key takeaways. From the best at-home cleaning solutions to the products you should never use on diamonds and gemstones, keep scrolling for all the dos and don’ts of cleaning fine jewelry.