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Cleaning Jewelry with Liquid Cleaners

by Tom Triplett, Content Development Manager, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Empire's Instant Tarnish Remover

Instant tarnish remover is an acid-based cleaner. Create a hook from a spare piece of sterling silver wire to use for picking up the jewelry to be dipped.

STEP 1
Remove the lid from the jar.
STEP 2
Pick up the jewelry piece with the hook.
STEP 3
Dip the jewelry piece directly into the cleaner solution all the way in.
STEP 4
Dip 2 times.
STEP 5
Rinse the piece under running water, or in a bowl of clean water.
STEP 6
Dry the beads as soon as possible. Do not store away until they are completely dry.

Jewel Brite™ Cleaner

Jewel Brite is an organic cleaner and is safe for cleaning anything, including porous stones.

STEP 1
Open the jar of cleaner.
STEP 2
Drop the piece of jewelry to be cleaned into the basket inside the jar.
STEP 3
Let the piece soak for a few minutes.
STEP 4
Pull the basket out of the cleaner to retrieve the piece being cleaned.
STEP 5
Use the brush that comes with the cleaner to get dirt out of crevices and from behind stones.
STEP 6
Rinse the piece with running water, and dry completely.

ODX Degreaser

ODX Degreaser is basically a de-greaser: good for removing dirt, grease and finger prints.

STEP 1
Remove the cap from the spray.
STEP 2
Spray ODX directly on the items that are to be cleaned.
STEP 3
Let set for a couple of minutes.
STEP 4
Pat dry with a clean soft cloth.

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