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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Will silver-plated pieces get the antique color that regular silver gets, get a bad color or never change color?

Silver-plated items will oxidize like sterling silver and get the antiqued patina that many designers prefer. However, all plating eventually wears...

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...

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 have pale green glass rondelle beads (10mm) that have an AB finish which looks chintzy on them. Is there a way to gently remove the thin AB coating on one side which is scratching off? Thank you very much.

Fine steel wool and glass etching solutions have been proven to remove the thin coating. It is recommended to test these methods before applying to...

How can I keep my precious-metal wire organized and prevent it from tarnishing while in storage?

Keep your wire organized by storing it in . Use a permanent marker to write the gauge and type of wire on the outside of the bag so it's easily...

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...

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...

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 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...

I have a cameo ring that was my grandmothers. It has dirt in the engraved lines. I was wondering what is the best way to clean it?

Cameos are frequently made of shell and can be damaged by chemicals and other cleaning processes. As a rule, any cleaning technique that is safe for...

None of the featured jewelry maintenance supplies mention cleaning jewelry with Swarovski crystals and tarnished sterling silver. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks

Empire's instant tarnish remover will clean the sterling silver and is safe for Swarovski crystals. Glitz Jewelry Shiner and ODX Degreaser are...

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...

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 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'm new to the jewelry scene and was wondering about the tumblers that are available. Does a tumbler work for all metals, including precious metal? What is the difference between a jewelry tumbler and a rock tumbler?

The Lortone Model 3A is a rotary rock and jewelry tumbler with a rubber barrel that uses different media to grind, work-harden and/or polish metal...

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...

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