How to Clean Jewelry

Proper Care & Cleaning for Pearls

Proper Care & Cleaning for Pearls

How to Care for Your Priceless Natural & Cultured Pearls: Table of Contents: How to properly store pearls The best liquid cleaner to use; Homemade or professional? Daily practices - Tips to prolong the life of your pearls If you are the owner of a set of magnificent natural pearls, there are a few things you need to know before cleaning.  Natural pearls are highly delicate and require special care when cleaning and storing them.  Every tip listed below can be applied when caring for cultured pearls as well.  Cultured pearls like natural are more fragile than other gems and...

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How to Clean and Care for Pewter

How to Clean and Care for Pewter

Cleaning Pewter Pewter is a silvery-grey metal alloy consisting mostly of tin with traces of antimony and copper.  The constituents vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and virtually all modern pewter is lead-free.  (If you have an antique, you can have a specialist test it.) Cups, mugs, jewelry, pendants, ornaments, and replicas are made of pewter. Helpful Hints: If you use pewter cups and mugs, citrus drinks, colas, salad dressings, and other drink and food can cause pitting and stains.  Once this happens, it is difficult – and may be impossible - to remove these blemishes. If you place a pewter...

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How to Clean and Care for Bronze

How to Clean and Care for Bronze

How to Clean Bronze Try Original Blitz Cloth to Clean & Polish Bronze Scroll down to skip the tips and go directly to cleaning instructions. General Information About Bronze Bronze Care Tips Salt, Vinegar & Flour Method Baking Soda & Lemon Juice Method General Information about Bronze Bronze is a popular metal for home or garden décor and can be a little tricky to clean.  Bronze is a hard, heavy alloy made of copper and tin.  To create a bronze statue or item, a wax image is created, encased in a mold which is heated to an extreme temperature. The...

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How to Clean Fashion and Costume Jewelry

How to Clean Fashion and Costume Jewelry

How to Clean Fashion and Costume Jewelry There are several kinds of Costume and Fashion Jewelry. Blitz products can assist you in cleaning many of these. The broad categories are: Composites, Plated, Antique, Plastic and Metal. Blitz has a wonderful Fashion Jewelry Cleaner specially formulated for the coating usually found on Fashion Jewelry.  It is also important to remember that because fashion jewelry is a little less expensive, you may wear it more, meaning the surface will become dirty with a buildup of body oils, makeup, perfume, dust, dirt and whatever else you encounter during the day.   Since most...

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How To Clean and Care For Brass

How To Clean and Care For Brass

What is brass? Brass is a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. The two blended metals are more resistant to tarnish, however we live in a world that has a lot of air pollution. Brass does turn dark and needs to be polished periodically. Materials You Will Need A magnet Non-abrasive & lint-free microfiber cloth Blitz Brass Polishing Cloth or Blitz Liquid Polish Warm water for rinsing Instructions if Using Blitz Brass Polishing Cloth   Take a standard kitchen magnet and place it on the surface of your brass. Solid brass is not magnetic. If the magnet sticks to the...

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