Clean your Jewellery Regularly – Part 2

A continuation of one of our Blog Posts from April! See link below for our previous post.

Another product that is often used to remove tarnish is a chemical dip.

This is the harshest home removal method and proper care and consideration should be taken before using it. Dips are strong chemicals that can take off a fine layer of the metal (be aware they can remove plating over time and corrode some gemstones) but can also deposit a thin layer of chemicals that are difficult to remove.

If this thin film is not removed in the cleaning process the jewellery will tarnish faster than before, creating a cycle that will necessitate more frequent cleaning of your pieces.

To remove this layer of cleaner, pieces must be rinsed for a long period of time under clean water until the film is gone.

Chemical dips are corrosive, and gloves should always be worn when using them. As they are a strong cleaner for jewellery, they can damage some stones.

’20 Tips on maintaining our Jewellery’, Gillian E. Batcher, 2013

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