Maintaining your moissanite jewelry is like maintaining any important relationship. It requires proper love and attention to make your investment worthwhile. Although these durable gemstones are strong enough to withstand daily wear, providing adequate cleaning and care to your fine jewelry will make sure your love goes a long way. We’ve put together a guide with some helpful tips on how to take care of your moissanite gemstone and gold jewelry to keep it looking just as radiant as the first day you received it!
Just like any other jewelry, it is normal for oils and lotions to build up on the surface of your ring. We suggest washing your jewelry regularly at home and getting it professionally cleaned once a year. It’s a good idea to store your moissanite in a separate space or lined jewelry box to avoid any damages. Remember to remove your ring when engaging in physical activity and manual labor. You can keep it on when washing your hands throughout the day (although you should take it off when using hand sanitizer), but should take it off while sleeping, exercising, showering, swimming, and even applying cosmetics.
Now, let’s make your ring look so good you’ll never want to take it off (even though we know you have to!). Follow these simple steps on how to clean your moissanite jewelry from home.
Step by step routine cleanings
Jewelry Cleaner Recommendations
Here’s a few suggestions:
For a deeper clean, we recommend using Wright’s Silver Cream to remove any oil and dirt build-up. Apply the product to the surface of your moissanite stone using a clean cloth and rub gently. You may need to leave it on for a bit and scrub with a soft toothbrush until the build-up is gone (this may require some elbow grease depending on how much is stuck on there). Rinse and repeat if necessary! Once your moissanite is thoroughly rinsed and no cloudiness remains on the surface, you can dry your ring off and buff it with a clean cloth. Always clean and polish your ring with extra care around the prongs to prevent movement and stones falling out.
Alternatively, we recommend polishing your moissanite jewelry with a liquid like Weiman’s Jewelry Cleaner by soaking the jewelry for up to 30 minutes. Rinse, dry, and buff with a soft clean cloth to shine!
Moissanite Oil Slick
Oil slicks vary in size and have a greasy rainbow appearance (similar to the iridescent effect of gasoline on water). These rainbow coloured stains occur naturally due to contact with harsh chemicals, lotions or oils or most commonly due to daily build-up.
The good news? Oil slicks can be easily prevented with routine cleanings and can be brushed and buffed away with polishing cream.
Although it’s a great way to prevent build-up, routine cleanings won’t provide bulletproof protection against oil slicks. If you notice an oil slick building on the surface of your moissanite, we encourage you to clean it as soon as possible to avoid it getting bigger and more noticeable. Using a polishing cream like Wright’s Silver Cream will bring the moissanite’s brilliance back to life. If you notice that a product (hand sanitizer, cleaning product, hair product, etc.) is causing an oil slick, we recommend you remove your ring when using it in the future.
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