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How to clean goldtone fashion jewelry

Started 1313024144.53 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1313185061.4 by blahblahvampemerblah

I have some KJL and other goldtone fashion jewelry pieces that I love. They seemed to have tarnished/dulled a bit. What is the best way to clean these pieces without ruining them?


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kittyloo1313024998.73855 PostsRegistered 12/22/2004

i wouldn't use much more than a damp cloth, and polish with a dry. I don't think it's a good idea to use any chemicals on fashion.

You could maybe use a DROP of dish soap in a little water. nothing more.

ladyroxanne1313025156.50311022 PostsRegistered 3/25/2008northern ca

amazon sells fashion jewelry cleaner. check it out.

Kathlen1313025783.8614868 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

I just swish the jewelry in a sink of soapy water, rinse and dry.

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bits1313166868.881389 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Thanks for the advice ladies. I will start with a soft cloth and a little soap and water. If that doesn't work I will get some of the fashion jewelry cleaner and try it on an older less loved piece.

blahblahva­mpemerblah1313185061.266840 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

You do not EVER put fashion jewelry in water if it has a spring hinge/clasp (steel will rust), or has glued in stones (glass or plastic)--especially now that the manufacturers are using less glue than ever. The water can not only damage the backing on a crystal stone, but the glue can break down, and then you lose a stone without realizing it. Now if the piece is solid metal with no hinges and such, then you can wash it like it's gold. I have plenty of metal brooches where the pieces are literally soldered together, and they'll do fine with a quick wash.

At most you use a damp cloth, rub with a dry cloth, and if needed, a polishing cloth can finish shining things up.

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