Care & Cleaning your Jewelry

To keep your jewelry looking brand new, here are some David Alan approved at-home cleaning tips.

(We recommend professional cleanings every 6 months)

 
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What you need

- Small or medium-sized bowl, depending on how much jewelry you are cleaning

- Warm water

- Dish soap, preferably fragrance-free

- Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) or NON-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

- Toothbrush or nail brush with firm bristles

- Paper towels

*DO NOT put Emeralds, Pearls, Coral, Turquoise, Enamel, Plastic, Glued items or any other soft materials in solution mixed with nail Rubbing Alcohol or Nail Polish Remover!

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Step 1: getting started

- Begin by filling your bowl with warm water (enough to fully submerge your jewelry)

- Add a little dish soap to the bowl (enough to get the water sudsy)

- Add one cap full of Rubbing Alcohol or NON-Acetone Nail Polish Remover into the soapy water

- Place your jewelry gently into the bowl (be sure to spread items out so they are not touching)

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STEP 2: let it soak!

- We recommend soaking jewelry overnight

- If you are in a rush, at least 30 minutes of soaking is recommended

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step 3: start scrubbing

- After soaking, take your jewelry out one piece at a time to scrub clean

- Dunk your toothbrush or nail brush with firm bristles into the cleaning solution

- Scrub your jewelry all around, focusing on the open areas where lotion, dirt, and debris have accumulated (like the back or sides).

(Don't be afraid to scrub well. Your jewelry cannot be scratched by the nylon bristles of the brush)

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step 4: Rinse & shake!

- After scrubbing, rinse your jewelry under the tap to ensure the soapy solution is gone (IMPORTANT! Be sure the drain is closed before rinsing!)

- After rinsing, wrap each piece of jewelry individually in paper towel, then shake to remove all of the excess water (repeat with each piece of jewelry separately)

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Step 5: Watch them shine!

Unwrap each piece of jewelry from the paper towels carefully to unveil your newly sparkling beauties!

 
 

We Provide in-person demonstrations, or come into our atelier for a professional cleaning!

 

Custom, Not Customary Fine Jewelry made by hand in the heart of New York City. 

 
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