Moissanite Cleaning & Care
To maintain the stunning brilliance of Moissanites, they require proper care. A spotless Moissanite enables optimal reflection of light, allowing its dazzling fire and brilliance to be showcased. This amplified luminosity creates an illusion of a larger stone, in contrast to a dull one caused by skin oils, cosmetic products, and other everyday activities.
Moissanites have a distinct advantage over diamonds and other diamond alternatives as they do not attract grease and oils as much. Nevertheless, it is recommended to clean the jewelry once a month to sustain their sparkling radiance. Here are four simple techniques to keep your Moissanite gemstones looking their best:
1. The Detergent Bath
To clean Moissanite jewelry effectively, start by preparing a small bowl of warm soapy water. Ensure that the liquid detergent used is mild and does not contain any soap as it may create a film on the surface of the Moissanite. Abrasive cleaners should be avoided for all types of jewelry.
Next, brush the pieces of jewelry gently using a toothbrush, ensuring that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned. Rinse the jewelry well to remove any soap residue. A hair dryer can be used to dry the jewelry completely, ensuring that no moisture is left behind.
2. The Cold Water
Another effective home cleaning method for Moissanite jewelry involves creating a solution with water and a household ammonia or a similar cleaning product such as Mr. Clean. A recommended ratio is approximately 3/4 parts water and 1/4 part of the cleaning chemical. Allow the Moissanite jewelry to soak in the solution for approximately 10 minutes.
Using a toothbrush, gently tap around the front and back of the mounting, and if possible, reach behind the mounting where dirt may have accumulated. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with warm to hot water, and use a blow dryer to dry it completely. It is not advisable to use towels for drying as they may leave behind lint or scratch the jewelry.
3. Commercial Home Jewelry Cleaners
You can purchase one of many formulated, non-toxic liquid jewelry cleaners such as GemCare. These cleaners are specifically designed to remove any accumulated film on the gemstone surface, ensuring optimal brilliance and fire.
4. Ultrasonic Cleaner
The use of a high-frequency turbulence cleaner is the most effective option for maintaining the brilliance of your Moissanites. This method is also utilized by our jewelers before shipping customers' orders. The high-frequency turbulence creates a powerful cleaning action that can effectively remove dirt and debris from most types of jewelry, including Moissanites.
5. Additional Recommendations
To prevent damage to your Moissanite jewelry, it is advisable to avoid wearing them while playing sports or engaging in any form of rough work, including working out in a gym. Despite being the most durable natural crystal structure, Moissanites can still chip when subjected to a hard blow along its grain.
When not wearing your Moissanite jewelry, it is recommended to store them individually. Placing Moissanite pieces in a drawer or in contact with other jewelry in a jewelry case can cause scratches and damage to both the Moissanite jewelry and other pieces.