Jewelry Maintenance Supplies and Information

by Barbara, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Jewelry, when properly cleaned and polished, maintains its value and draws the eye. Protect jewelry and jewelry-making supplies with the appropriate cleaning and polishing methods. Before you clean your pieces, look them over to detect loose stones, fraying cord, gapping jump rings and other types of natural wear and tear.

Some gemstones and jewelry should never be cleaned with chemicals, steam or ultrasonic cleaners. Care should also be used for glued-in materials such as pavé, rhinestones, triplet opals or inlay work. Check the Gemstone Cleaning Chart and the Gemstone Meanings section for more information on caring for specific gemstone and organic materials. If you are uncertain, take your pieces to a jeweler for professional assistance.

Here are the products we offer to help you keep your jewelry sparkling.

Ultrasonic Cleaners

Isonic® Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner
Item Number 4903TL Isonic Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

  • Professional-style cleaning
  • Compact for easy storage
  • Works with water or cleaning solution
  • Uses ultrasonic frequency to clean jewelry

Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaners and Cleaning Solutions
Ultrasonic Cleaning Machines and Supplies
  • Ample basket size, compact counter space
  • Uses only a few drops of dishwasher soap per load
  • For gold, silver and platinum jewelry
  • For diamonds and other hard gemstones (check the ''Gemstone Cleaning Chart'' for specific stones)
  • Great for eyewear as well as jewelry
  • Stainless steel removable basket
  • Easy-to-read blue and red indicator lights
  • 3-minute auto clean cycle
  • Automatic shut off
  • Energy efficient--uses less electricity than a common light bulb
  • CE/ETL approved
  • Avoid using the Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner with opal, emerald, kunzite, pearl and rhinestone jewelry

Polishing Cloths

Polishing Cloths
  • Options include reusable cloths or disposable
  • Designed for travel
  • Removes tarnish and polishes precious metals

Moonshine® Polishing Cloth
Moonshine® Polishing Cloth
  • Reusable polishing cloth
  • Non-staining and non-scratching micro-polishers
  • Removes tarnish from gold, silver, platinum, copper and brass (avoid using on pearls or plated items)
  • Safe for chrome, wood, ceramic, hard plastic and glass
  • Safe to use until completely soiled
  • Avoid washing, as that will remove polishing compound from cloth

Fabulustre® Jewelers Rouge Polishing Cloth
Item Number H20-1536TL Fabulustre® Jewelers Rouge Polishing Cloth
  • Two-in-one reusable cloth
  • One side with jeweler's red rouge for tarnish removal
  • Other side with soft flannel for final polishing
  • Polishes sterling silver to a mirror finish
  • Use on precious metal jewelry and components
  • Made in USA
  • Avoid using on plated items and sterling silver pieces with soft stones
  • Avoid washing, as that will remove polishing compound from cloth

Sunshine® Polishing Cloth
Item Number H20-1543TL Sunshine® Polishing Cloth
  • Reusable polishing cloth
  • Non-staining micro-abrasives
  • Removes tarnish from gold, silver, platinum, copper and brass (not for use on pearls or electroplated items)
  • Safe for chrome, wood, ceramic, hard plastic and glass
  • Safe to use until completely soiled
  • Avoid washing, as that will remove polishing compound from cloth

Selvyt® Polishing Cloths
Selvyt® Polishing Cloths
  • Reusable polishing cloths
  • 100% natural cotton
  • Velvety soft
  • Preferred brand of silversmiths and watchmakers
  • Removes tarnish, dirt and natural oils
  • Formula has anti-tarnish effects on jewelry
  • Specially formulated cloth for sterling silver
  • Unique weave traps dust particles, leaving no residue behind
  • Avoid washing, as that will remove polishing compound from cloth

Blitz® Dry Wipes Jewelry Cleaner
Item Number H20-6163BS Blitz® Dry Wipes Jewelry Cleaner
  • Clean, shine and protect platinum, silver and gold that is 22Kt or less
  • Scent-free, non-abrasive and non-toxic
  • Disposable cleaning wipes
  • Designed for travel
  • Made in USA
  • Avoid using on pearls, opals, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, ivory, 24Kt gold or lacquered surfaces

Blitz® BrassShine™ Tarnish Eater
Item Number H20-4163TL Blitz® BrassShine™ Tarnish Eater
  • Clean, shine and protect brass and copper
  • Scent-free and non-toxic
  • Leaves no residue behind
  • Avoid using on lacquered surfaces
  • Use caution when cleaning antiques, as that can diminish their value

Blitz® Sterling SilverShine™
Item Number H20-4162TL Blitz® Sterling SilverShine™
  • Clean, shine and protect sterling silver and silver-plated jewelry and décor items
  • Scent-free and non-toxic
  • Leaves tarnish-retardant behind after polishing
  • 100% cotton flannel cloth
  • Use caution when cleaning antiques, as that can diminish their value

Rotary Tools

  • Use with buffing wheels for fast and beautiful finishes
  • Specific polishing compounds are available for the different metal types
  • Get professional finish on metal jewelry

Lortone Model 3A Rotary Jewelry and Rock Tumbler
Rock and Jewelry Tumblers and Supplies
  • Easily smooths and polishes up to 3 pounds
  • Quiet patented rubber barrel
  • Water-tight seal
  • For precious metal jewelry and jewelry components, fired Art Clay® designs or small rocks
  • One-year manufacturer's warranty
  • UL/CSA approved
  • Made in USA
  • Avoid using the Lortone Rotary Jewelry and Rock Tumbler with faceted gemstones (especially emeralds), pearls, glued-in and plated items. Check the ''Gemstone Cleaning Chart'' for specific stone care.
  • Use with buffing wheels for fast and beautiful finishes
  • Specific polishing compounds are available for the different metal types
  • Get professional finish on metal jewelry

Cleaning Cloths

  • Non-scratch cloths ideal for glass, crystal, and plated metal
  • Removes lint, dust, and oils
  • Reusable, hand washable cloths

Polyester and Polyamide Polishing Cloths
Item Number H20-6819BS Polyester and Polyamide Polishing Cloths
  • Soft, non-scratch cloths
  • Ideal for glass surfaces and beads
  • Polishes without depositing lint
  • Multipurpose cloths work well with cleaning liquids and pastes

Polyester and Nylon Polishing Cloths
Item Number H20-5326BS Polyester and Nylon Polishing Cloths
  • Microfiber cloth designed for glass and crystal, lenses, monitors, touchscreens and more
  • Ideal for removing dust and oils
  • Handwash for repeated use

Jewelry Cleaning and Polishing Pastes

  • Designed for precious metal, stainless steel and plated
  • Adds a sparkling luster
  • Leaves behind an anti-tarnish coating

Pikal Care
Item Number H20-2219BS Pikal Care

  • Designed to clean and protect finished metal clay pieces
  • Adds sparkling luster
  • Leaves anti-tarnish coating behind
  • Can also be used on stainless steel

Cleaning and Polishing Fluids

  • Clean, polish, and restore luster to precious metals, base metals, chrome, stainless steel, glass, ceramics, and gemstones
  • Available in gels, liquids, foams, and sprays
  • Can remove tarnish

Empire's Instant Tarnish Remover
Item Number H20-1042TL Empire's Instant Tarnish Remover

  • Dip for 2-10 seconds or apply with cotton swab
  • Safe for precious metal, copper, brass and plated jewelry or components
  • Avoid using on pearls, opals, porous stones, bakelite or lacquered surfaces
  • Avoid using on painted jewelry, aluminum, pewter or stainless steel

De-Solv-it® Icky Sticky Stuff Remover
Item Number H20-7261BS De-Solv-it® Icky Sticky Stuff Remover
  • 100% organic jewelry cleaner
  • Includes citrus oils, aloe vera and other organic compounds
  • Ideal for removing decals, tape, grease, labels, pencil, wet paint, a range of wet glues and more
  • Testing on unobtrusive area of jewelry is recommended before full use
  • Avoid using on pearl, turquoise, opal, malachite and other soft, porous gemstone materials

EZ Brite® Cleaner (Gel form)
Item Number H20-6993BS EZ Brite® Cleaner (Gel form)
  • Clean, polish and restore luster to non-lacquered stainless steel, chrome and glass
  • Gel form clings to surfaces for better control
  • Flip-top squeeze bottle offers directional use
  • Biodegradable, environmentally safe non-suds soap
  • Avoid using on silver, aluminum and lacquered or painted surfaces, as well as stainless steel appliances or cabinetry

Penny Brite® Cleaner (Gel form)
Item Number H20-6992BS Penny Brite® Cleaner (Gel form)
  • Clean, polish and restore luster to non-lacquered copper, stainless steel, solid brass chrome, glass and ceramics
  • Gel form clings to surfaces for better control
  • Flip-top squeeze bottle offers directional use
  • Biodegradable, environmentally safe non-suds soap
  • Avoid using on silver, aluminum and lacquered or painted surfaces, as well as stainless steel appliances or cabinetry

Penny Brite® Cleaner (Liquid form)
Item Number H20-6195BS Penny Brite® Cleaner (Liquid form)
  • Clean, polish and restore luster to non-lacquered copper, stainless steel, solid brass chrome, glass and ceramics
  • Liquid form for dipping or using included application pad
  • Biodegradable, environmentally safe non-suds soap
  • Avoid using on silver, aluminum and lacquered or painted surfaces, as well as stainless steel appliances or cabinetry

Blitz® Foamz™ Cleaner
Item Number H20-6162BS Blitz® Foamz™ Cleaner
  • Non-aerosol foam cleaner wipes away dirt and restores shine
  • Scent-free and non-toxic
  • Designed for use on jewelry with diamonds and other hard stones
  • Avoid using on pearl, turquoise, malachite and other soft, porous gemstone materials

Blitz® Gem and Pearl Cleaner
Item Number H20-6159BS Blitz® Gem and Pearl Cleaner
  • Designed for use on gold, silver, platinum and hard gemstones
  • Ammonia-free, 100% non-toxic
  • Includes basket and brush
  • Concentrate--mix with water to make cleaning solution

Blitz® Delicate Gem and Pearl Cleaner
Item Number H20-6160BS Blitz® Delicate Gem and Pearl Cleaner
  • Designed for use on jewelry with emerald, ivory, onyx, opal, pearl, turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral, malachite and other porous precious and semi-precious gems
  • Gentle cleaner is non-toxic

EUROTOOL® Shine Brite™ Cleaner
Item Number H20-5521BS EUROTOOL® Shine Brite™ Cleaner
  • Easily remove tarnish from silver
  • Dip cleaner includes basket
  • Removes oxidation and tarnish in less than 2 minutes--even removes Liver of Sulfur™
  • Biodegradable cleaner
  • Avoid using on pearl, turquoise, malachite and other soft, porous gemstone materials

Tarnish Prevention Products

Anti-Tarnish Storage Supplies
Anti-Tarnish Storage Supplies
  • Prevent the spread of tarnish on precious and base metals
  • Available in paper strips, boxes, plastic bags, capsules, storage bins and organizers, drawer liners, and fabric pouches
  • Long lasting protection

Anti-Tarnish Bags and Organizers
Anti-Tarnish Bags and Organizers
  • Plastic bags and organizers with tarnish inhibitors in the plastic
  • Designed for use with non-ferrous metals (non-iron) such as gold, silver, copper, brass and bronze
  • Sealed bags protect contents at least 2 years
  • Closed organizers protect contents for up to 5 years

Allergy Protection

Comfees™ Jeweler's Skin Guard™
Comfees Jeweler's Skin Guard
  • Protects metal sensitive skin from jewelry irritation, infection, and discoloration
  • Easy-to-apply or affix
  • Safe for use with earrings, watches, bracelets, clasps, sunglasses and more

Comfee™ Ear Protectors
Item Number H20-A2881FN Comfee™ Ear Protectors
  • Designed for use with post earrings
  • Plastic sleeves and backs designed to cover earring posts and prevent metal from contacting skin, both inside and out

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Please remember, if you are uncertain, take your pieces to a jeweler for professional assistance.


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