Avoid Harsh Cleaning Methods - Heart In Diamond
Many old wives jewelry cleaning methods include abrasive cleaners like toothpaste or baking soda, suggesting that you rub them directly onto the metal. Unfortunately, this removes tiny amounts of metal each time you clean and will damage your jewelry over time.
It is also important when you clean that you take extra care. Be gentle using a polishing cloth or brush (or anything else you may rub against the metal) – especially if your jewelry has a more delicate finish such as plating, vermeil, gilding or coloring.