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Best jewelry cleaner for Judith's jewelry?

Started 1355459819.083 in Judith Ripka | Last reply 1355541422.523 by Oneanddone
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Does anyone know does she recommend any particular one? Or is there one you have used on her jewelry that you love? I have one necklace in particular that has darkened and I'm not sure why - I think it may be related to the jewelry box fiasco that ruined some of my Ripka jewels. But anyway if you know of a good cleaner I'd love to hear about it. Thank you!!

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kaplan2061355459996.35711186 PostsRegistered 1/27/2008from the cradle of liberty & cheesesteak

Some time ago she said use Windex.

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PatPrende1355460241.9673687 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Out West

I use diluted Windex, but not on any item with doublet stones.

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NicksMom1355460381.143180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA

What about to try to remove tarnish?

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kaplan2061355460537.39711186 PostsRegistered 1/27/2008from the cradle of liberty & cheesesteak
On 12/13/2012 NicksMom said:

What about to try to remove tarnish?

Use one of those anti tarnish cloths. But Miss Judie's jewelry newer tarnish on me.

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NicksMom1355460784.5373180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA

I have tried those cloths and it hasn't worked. I think it might have gotten damaged with some of my other jewelry from her newest jewelry box that I had to return....maybe I'll call Q and see if they can do anything about this piece. Thanks Kaplan!

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kaplan2061355460982.86711186 PostsRegistered 1/27/2008from the cradle of liberty & cheesesteak
On 12/13/2012 NicksMom said:

I have tried those cloths and it hasn't worked. I think it might have gotten damaged with some of my other jewelry from her newest jewelry box that I had to return....maybe I'll call Q and see if they can do anything about this piece. Thanks Kaplan!

Why don't you contact Brian Ripka and see what he suggests? Let me know how you make out.

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Rita Rudner

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NicksMom1355461075.2733180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA

do you have his email address by chance?

thanks for the suggestion!

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kaplan2061355461114.27311186 PostsRegistered 1/27/2008from the cradle of liberty & cheesesteak
On 12/13/2012 NicksMom said:

do you have his email address by chance?

thanks for the suggestion!

No but he may be on the web site or just call the offices in NYC.

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NicksMom1355461215.453180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA

ok thanks :)

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kaplan2061355461295.0111186 PostsRegistered 1/27/2008from the cradle of liberty & cheesesteak
On 12/13/2012 NicksMom said:

ok thanks :)

Corporate Address:
Judith Ripka Corporate Headquarters
200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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NicksMom1355461483.7233180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA

thank you!

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Q2girl1355489496.312044 PostsRegistered 1/3/2012
To remove tarnish: take a glass baking dish and put a piece of foil in the bottom. Add a tablespoon or more of Arm and Hammer washing soda. Add hot tap water. Stir. Put Ripka pieces on the foil. You will see tarnish disappear. You can use regular baking soda, but I have better luck with the washing soda. You can find the washing soda at the smaller hardware stores like Ace. I would not put doublets, opals or emeralds in this solution. It cleans my Diamonique beautifully. Rinse in water and dry.

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Sheesh1355498900.84710441 PostsRegistered 12/8/2007Funkytown
On 12/14/2012 Q2girl said: To remove tarnish: take a glass baking dish and put a piece of foil in the bottom. Add a tablespoon or more of Arm and Hammer washing soda. Add hot tap water. Stir. Put Ripka pieces on the foil. You will see tarnish disappear. You can use regular baking soda, but I have better luck with the washing soda. You can find the washing soda at the smaller hardware stores like Ace. I would not put doublets, opals or emeralds in this solution. It cleans my Diamonique beautifully. Rinse in water and dry.

I just bought some A&H Washing Soda at my local Ace for another reason, but I am going to try your method. It wold be incredibly inexpensive to clean the pieces...and I assume there is no issue with loading the dish up with multiple pieces at one time. Thanks for the tip.

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Judeye1355506020.3278201 PostsRegistered 4/10/2009

Didn't someone suggest using that LUX spray that the Q sells....

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NicksMom1355516959.373180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA
On 12/14/2012 Q2girl said: To remove tarnish: take a glass baking dish and put a piece of foil in the bottom. Add a tablespoon or more of Arm and Hammer washing soda. Add hot tap water. Stir. Put Ripka pieces on the foil. You will see tarnish disappear. You can use regular baking soda, but I have better luck with the washing soda. You can find the washing soda at the smaller hardware stores like Ace. I would not put doublets, opals or emeralds in this solution. It cleans my Diamonique beautifully. Rinse in water and dry.


Thanks Q2girl - I will try this - sounds simply, easy & cheap :)

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NicksMom1355516994.873180 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Philadelphia Suburbs, PA
On 12/14/2012 Judeye said:

Didn't someone suggest using that LUX spray that the Q sells....

Judeye - I thought about that but when I looked at the product page it says it will not remove tarnish.

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gubby11355519993.651561 PostsRegistered 4/13/2010puget sound

I youtubed cleaning jewelry and they showed how to with baking soda,salt and a little dishwash soap. Use a glass pan lined with foil.It worked better than anything I have ever used! I am so pleased. Thank you all for the suggestion : )

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imamagpie1355540686.69390 PostsRegistered 3/15/2010
I use Orange Clean that I get in huge jugs from Home Depot. I put it in a spray bottle. The best jewelry cleaner I've ever used for non-porous gems, diamonique, sterling and gold. Also works to clean eyeglasses with no risk of scratching the lenses. Just spray and rinse. I tried the baking soda and foil method, and it did terrible things to both pure sterling and plated sterling. It's very corrosive over time, IMHO.

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Starcross1355540880.3475227 PostsRegistered 2/15/2009Central Florida

I generally don't have any problems with tarnish but had a couple of older pieces that I cleaned with silver polish cleaner.

SC

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Oneanddone1355541422.5236828 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I use a silver polishing cloth only because I want to remove any lotions and stuff, but I have never had any of Judith's jewelry tarnish.

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