All jewelry need some care. During our daily routine we apply many things that can hurt the precious jewels. We wear such as sunscreen, face and hand lotions, perfumes etc. We shower in them and swim in salt water and chlorinated pools. All this may harm the metal's finish and stones that are sometimes on them.
The easiest and safest way to clean your jewelry would be to Soak Your Jewelry in Dish Soap.
A few drops of dish soap in warm, not hot, water will do the trick to keep most gold and silver jewelry clean. Let your pieces soak for about five minutes in the solution and rinse in lukewarm water. Then place them on an untreated microfiber cloth to buff dry.
If there is visible dirt and grime remaining on the piece, you can gently scrub with a new, baby-size, soft-bristled toothbrush after removing from the soap and water solution.
Keep Silver and gold dry.
If you’re cleaning silver jewelry, make sure the piece is buffed completely dry before storing. Any extra moisture will make the silver tarnish faster.
Don't Be Tempted by Acidic Cleaners.
Avoid using acidic household cleaners which can damage certain metals and porous stones. Baking soda can also be abrasive and scratch softer stones and metals.
Be Careful with Delicate Materials
Some materials like turquoise, opals, amber and pearls are quite sensitive to chemicals...so avoid using anything but warm water and a gentle soap.
Tarnish can often be removed from silver with a jewelry polishing cloth. This does an excellent job at polishing the tarnish off, while leaving the original soft patina on the piece that was applied when made.
Gold doesn’t tarnish, so just a soap bath will be all it needs. For a brighter shine, using a polishing cloth works well.