How to Keep Your CZ Jewelry Sparkling Through The Years
CZ Jewelry is probably one of the most misunderstood jewelry. A lot of jewelry owners think they are delicate and just let them stored away to accumulate dirt and dust to avoid the risk of damaging them when cleaning. To The contrary, they are not that difficult to maintain and polish. Even real diamonds demand regular cleaning to keep their brilliance and luster, and the same thing applies to cubic zirconia jewelries. There are many elements that will make our jewelries look dull. When soap or moisturizers are used, it will turn your jewelry to look dull and restoration will usually be difficult.When cleaning your CZ jewelry, an old toothbrush will suffice, and there is no need to buy additional special equipment. Also, get one spoonful of regular dishwashing solution or liquid detergent and diluted them in warm water. Submerge the jewelry in the solution and gently brush, rinse it thoroughly and let it dry with a cotton cloth. When you can still see some leftover buildup in your jewelry, soak the jewelry piece in hot water with stronger detergent for another 15 minutes and brush again. Another alternative is use toothpaste and baking soda and cover the jewelry for 15 minutes, wet your old toothbrush and gently brush the jewelry piece, continue to dip your brush into water until you get a good lather. Rinse under running water while gently brushing until all the suds are gone. You will notice that your jewelry has regained its old glory.Avoid exposing your CZ jewelry to abrasive substances such as household chemicals when cleaning with bleach or ammonia. When swimming in chlorinated water remove your piece, as these chemicals can damage your jewelry. Although most abrasive cleansers will not damage a CZ stone, they will, however, remove the brilliance and magnificence of the metal in which the stone is set.Jewelry experts can agree that CZ comes closer than any other gem material to matching the characteristics of a diamond. As CZ is quickly becoming more popular as a desirable substitute for diamond, the care and attention it should get should be the same way you would do for a diamond.So if for some reason you cannot remove the dirt off your CZ jewelry, take it to a jeweller and give it a high-pressure steam clean, similar to what would be done to a diamond. This will remove almost any scum off your jewelry.When we inspect a jewelry brought in by customers for cleaning or repair, we always discover that persistent dirt is the outcome of improper care and cleaning by the owner. Abrasive wear is the result and finally, possibly a loose stone.One of the most basic rules of jewelry care is to apply all lotions, make-up, hair spray, etc. first, before you put on your jewelry. To minimize scratches and other damage, put your jewelry in a pouch made of cloth or stored in a compartment of its own in your jewelry box.The main secret here is prevention. Before dirt or scum gets in the way, cleaning your CZ jewelry regularly will maintain its luster. When you use your jewelry for daily wear, it is more than enough to clean it once weekly.With these basic knowledge on properly cleaning cubic zirconia, you can be certain your CZ jewelry will not only preserve its original brilliance and splendor for many years, but it will continue to sparkle radiantly for you when you wear it, and accompany you to any special event! You’ll be definitely delighted as the sun’s rays reflect through your CZ jewelry.