How to clean your jewelry at home
To clean your jewelry at home, you can gently scrub with mild dish soap, warm water and a toothbrush. This method works great for most jewelry. To clean pearls or other sensitive stones such as tuquoise or opals - skip the soap and gently use warm water and your finger.
Keeping your jewelry sparkling and in great shape
To keep your jewelry clean & sparkling, be sure to take it off before:
Bathing or swimming
Applying makeup, perfume, lotion or sunscreen - these will coat your jewelry & dull its shine
Using harsh chemicals such as cleaning products, bleach or chlorine - chemicals are very harsh on gold and gemstones!
Gardening & baking - or any activity where grime can get into your jewelry's small crevices
Exercising & heavy lifting - or any strenuous activity where jewelry can be misshapen and stones can loosen
Check your jewelry periodically
All jewelry, no matter how well made, will need periodic check-ins. Naturally with daily wear, prong settings can wear down or loosen over time.
Take a close look at your jewelry every few months to make sure the prongs are in good shape and the stones are tight.