How to Take Care of Moissanite
Moissanite is an extraordinary gemstone that one can always rely on, whether it comes to beauty, luster or durability. In other words, it is created with the idea of timelessness, which makes it being cherished as an outstanding jewelry achievement that lasts forever. This means that buying moissanite jewelry is always a good idea, mostly because you are getting everything that diamond offers, only in greater amounts and for significantly lower prices. We dedicate this article to our moissanite consumers by giving them a few simple tips for maintaining the captivating appeal of their jewelry for many years to come.
✓ CLEANING MOISSANITE JEWELRY
There are two basic methods for cleaning moissanite jewelry. If you prefer the more sophisticated, hands-free way, you should go for ultrasonic jewelry cleaners. How do they work? These machine-like cleaners produce inaudible sound waves that make an indefinite number of bubbles in a liquid. When these bubbles collapse, they create a great amount of heat and pressure in the tank that holds the jewelry, which causes a blast. As a consequence, millions of bubble particles get into the jewelry’s delicate spaces, thus thoroughly cleaning them. Colored gems, such as sapphires, opals, emeralds, pearls, etc. are not recommended for ultrasonic cleaning, because it can affect their natural color and overall appearance. Ultrasonic cleaning has proven to be very effective and time-saving, lasting from as little as 60 seconds to as long as 10 minutes, depending on the size, material and complexity of the design.
Please note: Before using a particular ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, carefully read the instructions in the manual. If you do not have your own ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, you can always turn to a professional.
When it comes to manual cleaning, the simplest procedure involves the use of liquid soap dissolved in mild water. Put the jewelry piece in the solution and leave it there for around 15 minutes. If you do not have a special jewelry cleaning brush, use a soft toothbrush and gently scrub the piece to remove the dirt from it. The next and final step is to rinse the jewel with clean water. At your preference, you can wipe it with a microfiber cloth or you can simply leave it to air dry.
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Cleaning-only is not enough to ensure that the shine of your moissanite jewelry will never fade away; a proper maintenance is also required. Start by making a plan when and where to wear it and when it is time to take it off. For example, particular heavy-labor activities, such as working out and DIY home projects are too risky to carry on with your precious jewel on you. Remember that it is not just the gemstone you should carry about, it is also the metal that the piece is crafted of. Some metals are softer and more malleable than others, so they are prone to scratching and physical damage. That being said, we refer to jewelry metals like gold, silver and copper. On the other hand, platinum, titanium and stainless steel are more resistant to physical damage, due to their exceptional grade of hardness and durability.
Another important consideration in terms of maintenance is to avoid any contact between your moissanite jewelry and harsh chemicals, such as bleach and chlorine. Their hazardous impact on this gemstone may result in causing abrasion as the ultimate consequence. The least damage that these chemicals can do on moissanite is to make it lose its eye-catching luster and unbeatable clarity.
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Surprisingly, or maybe not, the way you store your jewelry contributes a lot in expanding its life and beauty. You surely want to always have it look like the day you bought it, don’t you? Since the answer is “yes”, you should imperatively follow these instructions:
• Separate one type of jewelry from another, because moissanite in combination with other hard gemstones can cause damage.
• Keep your fine jewelry in special jewelry boxes, preferably made of fabric to prevent damage and tangling, which can be really burdensome and annoying.
In case your moissanite jewelry is made of sterling silver, keep it safe and clean in an anti-tarnish jewelry bag. For additional professional advice, contact your retailer.