Curious about the most common question I get from customers? It's about the best way to clean and care for their new jewelry. In general this is not difficult question to answer and much of it involves common sense.
The simplest and safest way to clean gemstones and the majority of your jewelry involves a small bowl with warm water, a bit of dishwashing soap, a soft bristled toothbrush, fresh water, and some flannel or microfiber towels for drying.
Take your jewelry and place it in the warm soapy water and give it a gentle scrub particularly paying attention to the gemstones and crevices in the settings to remove oil and bits of dust. Rinse with clear water and dry with a microfiber or flannel cloth. At this point you can use a small polishing cloth, like the ones that come with your purchase to brighten up your precious metals.
Never ever scrub any of your jewelry with toothpaste or baking soda as it can easily scratch your gold, sterling, or copper and even stones such as turquoise and pearls, emeralds, opals and sapphires.