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3 Expert Ways to Clean Earrings at Home: Diamond, Sterlling Steal & Pearl

Noticed your favourite earrings are collecting grime or simply not as shiny as they used to? It's time to clean them. Cleaning earrings regularly is essential, not only to keep the jewellery brilliant but also avoid the potential risk of infection. Here we collect 5 expert ways to clean earrings at home, easy, quick and efficient.

1. How to clean gemstone earrings (diamond, sapphires & more)

  1. Mixing together 3-5 drops of gentle dish soap in one cup of water then soak your diamond earrings in the solution for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Gently brush the diamond earrings with a soft, clean toothbrush.
  3. Soak for another one to two minutes
  4. Rinse them with water and let the air dry or dry them with a lint-free cloth.
2. How to clean sterling silver earrings
Sterling silver is usually used as the needle of the earrings, especially for the hypoallergenic earrings. Sterling Silver is sensitive to oxygen and water, so it would be more likely to be dim when it touches perfumes or hair products.
Soap and warm water is a classic cleaning method, and it can breathe new life into your sterling silver.
You could also combine water with baking soda to make a paste. You should apply a pea-sized amount of the paste to a clean cloth to polish the silver.
3. How to clean pearls earrings
According to Hannah, designer and founder of J.Hannah and Ceremonyit’s best to simply use a soft cotton cloth to remove traces of cosmetics or other residues.
Follow the simple steps below to clean the pearls safely
  1. Using a damp cloth, gently wipe pearls clean.
  2. Using a clean, dry cloth, gently pat the earrings to get rid of leftover water.
  3. Let the earrings sit out to dry for about 30 minutes.
  4. Store them a dry, safe place.
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