Moissanite jewelry is fine, high-quality jewelry. Taking care of it is simple, but important in order to preserve the setting that holds the jewel and to bring out the beautiful color and luster of the gem. Here are a few tips for taking care of Moissanite jewelry.
Don’t wear it out
Just like with any other jewelry, you’ll need to avoid wearing Moissanite jewelry in certain situations. It is generally not a good idea to wear any jewelry while using strong chemicals. Household cleaning chemicals are too strong to wear jewelry with. Remove your Moissanite jewelry before using any household cleaning chemicals. Also, if you work in a setting that deals with chemicals a lot, avoid wearing your Moissanite jewelry while at work. Avoid wearing settings with Moissanite in chlorinated hot tubs and swimming pools as well.
Wearing Moissanite jewelry while doing rough work such as lifting and working with machinery can also end up damaging your jewelry. This is a precaution for any type of jewelry. It is not usually the gem that gets damaged, but the setting. Also, when the setting is damaged, there is a greater chance of losing your stone. Gems can be damaged too, but is usually less likely.
Keep it clean
To clean jewelry like Moissanite engagement rings, earrings, or other Moissanite pieces, put it in a small container of warm water with mild liquid detergent. Mild is a key word, here. Mild detergent used to hand-wash dishes is usually a good option for cleaning jewelry. However, do not use anti-bacterial dish soap. Let the jewelry soak in the solution for about 10-15 minutes. After it has sat in solution, use a soft bristle toothbrush to remove dirt. Make sure that the bristles are soft so that they will not scratch the mounting of the jewelry. Swish the jewelry in the solution. If necessary, use the toothbrush again to remove any remaining sediment.
If the ring or jewel still retains some stubborn sediment you can try using a toothpick or dental floss to remove deposits. Sometimes even a dental water pick is useful to get tough residue out of jewelry using force but not abrasion. Once it is completely clean, rinse it with clean water and dry it with a soft clean cloth. In addition to these efforts, you may want to use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, and or a non-acidic commercial grade jewelry cleaner. If your own cleaning attempts can’t get your ring back to its full brilliance, you might want to take it to a professional to have it cleaned.
Get it checked
When you buy a piece of jewelry, check to see that the seller offers free inspection services for the pieces you buy. Professional jewelers can tell when the setting of a piece of jewelry is starting to wear out. When settings wear out, the gems become lose and often fall out. Having your piece checked periodically can help you know when to have the mounting repaired so that you don’t lose your stone. Have your jewelry checked at least once every 6 months.
Use Common Sense
Caring for Moissanite is not hard. Keeping it from damage, keeping it clean, and getting it checked often will usuall
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