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How should I clean cloisonné beads?

To clean your cloisonné beads, simply wipe them with a soft polishing cloth. Porous in nature, cloisonné should never be soaked. Care should also be...

How do you clean pewter beads?

If the pewter beads are not plated, you can clean them using a variety of methods, including polishing cloths, ultra-sonic cleaners, steam cleaners,...

When a natural pearl starts to discolor, does that mean it is "sick"?

No, discoloration does not mean the pearl is sick. Both freshwater and saltwater pearls will start to discolor for a variety of reasons. Pearls will...

Which polishing cloths are best for cleaning electroplated jewelry?

The best way to clean plated jewelry is to gently rub it with a plain Selvyt® polishing cloth. Avoid the types of cloths that are impregnated with...

I made a set of necklace and a pair of earrings with crystals and freshwater pearls. What is the best way to clean them?

Jewel Brite™ liquid jewelry cleaner or a mild soap and water solution will work well to clean your pearls and the crystals. Allow the jewelry to dry...

Is there a simple way that I can increase the polished look of the commercial grade stone beads like the sodalite?

To tumble rock, use a rock tumbler and the rock tumbling and abrasive polishing kit. Pour in the manufacturer's recommended amount of tumbling media...

How do you safely clean bone beads and antique ivory jewelry?

Your best choice may be to use a mild soap on a soft damp cloth, and simply wipe the jewelry down. If the dirt is deeper than what appears on the...

I have trouble with gold/silver filled findings darkening over time. What can I use on them to keep them shiny as if new?

For tarnish, a great way to bring these components back to their shiny best is to use a suitable metal cleaner or polishing cloth. There are liquid...

What are the pros and cons of using a jewelry tumbler for polishing jewelry as opposed to a hand held rotary tool?

Both tools are very helpful in different ways. The biggest advantage to using a jewelry tumbler is you can tumble numerous items at one time and walk...

I'm trying to polish glass nuggets. When they are wet they look perfect but as soon as they dry, they have a white powder-like coating. Any suggestions on how to keep that sparkling "wet" look? Thanks,

The Jooltool® Sharpening and Polishing System and/or tumbling the glass nuggets in a rock tumbler with abrasive and polishing media are good ways to...

I understand that tools such as pliers, etc. should be conditioned before use. How do I do this?

Good quality steel tools need little, if anything, in the way of conditioning for your use. Economy steel tools may have sharp edges along their...

Hi - I've heard that to prevent costume jewelry from changing color, you can apply some clear nail polish on it. Is this true?

Use an artist's fixative or Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf ™ top coat to seal and protect beads and components. Clear nail polish can yellow over time. Use a...

Can tarnish remover be used on silver- and gold-plate?

Tarnish remover can be too harsh for lightly plated items, and it may remove the plating, especially if used incorrectly or multiple times. On items...

Hello, I am looking for non-tarnish seed beads to use in my jewelry work. It is so disappointing when the lovely bright metal seed beads go all dark and they spoil the look of my beaded pieces. Can you help please? Thank you.- Brenda

Any bead or component coated or lined with silver, brass or copper will eventually tarnish. The best way to avoid tarnish it to store them in a dry...

Which polishing cloth is the best all-around cloth?

The Moonshine® polishing cloth is the best all-around cloth. It is designed for polishing silver and gold, will do a good job of polishing brass and...

How can I keep silver plated fishhook ball/coil earwires from tarnishing? I have them on display for my retail customers and have to pull stock when they change color.

Store sterling silver and silver-plated items in a closed display case or sealed bag with Shine-On™ anti-tarnish paper strips. These non-toxic strips...

Can you advise on how to clean rose-scented beads. Some are wood beads with a scent soaked in. Others are beads made from rose petals. Thanks for your help!

Gently wipe the beads with a dry soft cloth without any water, cleaners or chemicals. To help maintain the scent of your beads, store them in a...

Several cabochon gemstones and paua shells do not exactly fit the settings I purchased for their size. How do I shave down the edges to make them fit?

The Jooltool™ Sharpening and Polishing System can be used to cut and polish gemstones and shell with Mohs hardness up to 9. Use a permanent marker to...

Can you bring the shine back to mother of pearl?

If the mother-of-pearl shell surface is not permanently damaged, the loss of shine may be due to the material being soiled. Mother-of-pearl shell is...

How should I care for my pearl jewelry?

Store pearls in a soft cloth pouch or wrap them in a soft cloth. Pearls are a soft gemstone material and should be treated delicately; they require...

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