Learn how to disinfect and clean your earrings properly
Our jewellery needs to be cleaned and sanitized frequently. Whether the items are made of gold, silver or another substance, you should develop the practice of cleaning your accessories. The appearance of jewellery can be damaged by dirt and other pollutants, which can dull the surface and lessen brightness. Additionally, earrings and other jewellery serve as magnets for sweat and oils. They can collect all kinds of grime if they aren't constantly cleaned and disinfected. The wearer's health is the main concern in this situation. The jewellery looks it’s best when it is clean, which brings us to our second point: appearance.
How to disinfect gold and silver earrings with professional methods?
Jewellery can be sanitized in a variety of methods. The best option is to autoclave it, new or old. Spores, bacteria, and germs are eliminated using steam in an autoclave. Due to their high-efficiency level, autoclaves sterilize medical, dental, and laboratory equipment. But this is a sophisticated technique that few of us can afford. The cost of an autoclave is high. Especially if you simply sterilize a small amount of jewellery for domestic usage.
Giving your earrings to a jeweller is an additional option. Your earrings will be expertly cleaned by him, restoring their former beauty. Additionally, he will clean them to get rid of all the bacteria. Earrings with valuable stone ornamentation are more likely to break or fall off. They ought to be given to a jeweller for this reason. Jewellers are experts at getting into every nook and cranny. As a result, you may be certain that your earrings won't be scratched or harmed.
Home remedies for disinfecting and cleaning gold and silver earrings
Jewellery made of precious metals is distinguished by its delicate nature and stunning appearance. Because of this, it's important to take care and be well-prepared when cleaning and disinfecting earrings. How to properly clean silver earrings without harming them. Here are some easy home solutions to quickly and thoroughly clean and disinfect your silver earrings:
- Toothpaste - One of the easiest DIY methods is to clean silver with toothpaste. However, the toothpaste must be free of ingredients like whitening micro granules. Pick out a tube of plain, white toothpaste. Using a gentle brush, gently clean the jewellery. After that, give it a quick rinse under running water and dry it gently. The earrings will be clean of bacteria and sparkling.
- Vinegar and baking soda - Another approach to clean silver is in a hot bath. The earrings can spend roughly 15 minutes in a chemical bath. Three litres of water, five tablespoons of vinegar, and four tablespoons of baking soda are required for the bath. Earrings that have been "bathed" need to be rinsed with cold water and dried with a soft towel. Put on a pair of gloves.
- Washing - Another approach to clean silver is in a hot bath. The earrings can spend roughly 15 minutes in a chemical bath. Three litres of water, five tablespoons of vinegar, and four tablespoons of baking soda are required for the bath. Earrings that have been "bathed" need to be rinsed with cold water and dried with a soft towel. Put on a pair of gloves.
- Dishwashing liquid - Underwear and earrings can be washed in the washing machine at a temperature of approximately 30 to 40 °C. But make sure the earrings have been adequately shielded before starting the washer. Put them in tights, stockings, or bags.
- Spirit - You can clean gold earrings with a chamois cloth pre-soaked in salicylic alcohol.
However, avoid letting your jewellery sit in prepared potions for too long. A single, delicate wipe with cotton wool or cloth moistened in water is advised. This is a fantastic method for removing dirt and sterilizing gold earrings.
Disinfection and cleaning of earrings other than gold and silver
Steel and titanium earrings should be in a clean container and fill with rubbing alcohol. Salicylic alcohol is a fixable problem. Leave the earrings in the dish for an hour and a maximum of three hours. The jewellery should be placed in a second, clean container and covered with hot water after being handled with clean hands or sterile gloves. Jewellery cleaned in this manner can be worn on newly pierced or healed ears.
Acrylic and silicone earrings shouldn't be disinfected with alcohol because these materials can break and crumble when exposed to the liquid. These materials allow for the full disinfection of jewellery created from them. Many pairs of acrylic earrings are available in our Axessorize online store. You now understand how to clean them.Earrings made of wood - water and soap are the best cleaning solution for these earrings.