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Sparkle and Shine: The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Crystal Jewelry

Hey crystal lovers! If you’re anything like us, you can’t resist the allure of a beautifully sparkling crystal piece. But hey, we know that keeping them shining bright requires a little extra TLC. So, let’s talk about how to keep your crystal jewelry looking pristine day in and day out.

1. Clean After Each Wear: After a day of wearing your favorite crystal jewelry, take a moment to gently wipe it down with a soft, dry cloth. This removes any dirt, oils, or residue that may have accumulated throughout the day. Not only does this keep your jewelry looking its best, but it also helps to maintain its energetic properties. I have had a few people come to me say that their piece was damaged or tarnishing but it was dirt. So with that being said, make sure you wipe your jewelry frequently.

2. Reach for the Jewelry Cloth: Invest in a high-quality jewelry polishing cloth specifically designed for cleaning delicate gemstones and metals. These cloths are typically made with microfiber material that's gentle on crystals while effectively removing any surface tarnish or dullness. A quick buff with a cloth will leave your crystals gleaming like new.

3. Say No to Harsh Chemicals: While it may be tempting to reach for household cleaners or jewelry dips, these harsh chemicals can be damaging to both your crystals and the metal settings. Stick to gentle cleaning solutions such as mild soap and water, or specialized jewelry cleaning solutions that are safe for use on gemstones. Always avoid bleach, ammonia, and other abrasive chemicals.

4. Store Safely Away from Water: Proper storage is key to preserving the beauty and integrity of your crystal jewelry. Avoid storing your pieces in areas where they may come into contact with water, such as bathrooms or near sinks. Instead, opt for a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. Consider storing your jewelry in individual pouches or compartments to prevent scratching and tangling.

5. Handle with Care: When handling your crystal jewelry, be mindful of how you touch and store them. Avoid dropping or banging your jewelry against hard surfaces, as this can cause chips or fractures in the crystals. Likewise, be gentle when fastening clasps or adjusting settings to prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

6. Regular Maintenance: Make it a habit to inspect your crystal jewelry regularly for any signs of damage or loosening settings. This allows you to address any issues promptly before they escalate. Consider taking your pieces to a professional jeweler for periodic inspections and cleanings to ensure they remain in optimal condition for years to come.

Check out our blog for cleansing energy from your crystal jewelry. Cleansing the energy is just as important as keeping them physically clean. Our blog post "How to Cleanse Crystal Jewelry" offers a wealth of information on various methods for energetically clearing your crystals. From smudging with sage to bathing them in moonlight, there are plenty of techniques to choose from to keep your crystals spiritually aligned.

By incorporating these tips into your crystal jewelry care routine, you can ensure that your beloved pieces continue to shine brightly and bring you joy for years to come.

P. S. For those that purchased custom jewelry from Lustrum Apothecary, we now offer jewelry care and maintenance. You can message us for more details.

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