Diamond earrings are one of life’s little joys that can last a lifetime – sometimes much longer than a lifetime. Of course, your favorite earrings may need cleaning from time to time. You don’t need an expensive jewelry cleaning service or routine, anyone can keep their diamond earrings safely cleaned at home with a few simple steps. 

Supplies To Clean Diamond Earrings

  • Small bowl
  • A few drops of cleaning liquid
  • Warm water
  • Children’s small toothbrush
  • Hand towel

 Steps To Clean Your Diamond Earrings At Home

Place in a Bowl of Warm Water

Draw a small bowl of warm water. Carefully place the earrings in the warm water inside the bowl. Warm water will help dissolve any residue. Hot won’t hurt the earrings, but could scald your hands.

Add a Few Drops of Mild Scent-Free Soap

Drip in just a few drops of mild scent-free washing liquid. A few drops of your dish soap or baby shampoo are both good choices to provide a mild detergent for your earrings.

Stir the Earrings in the Soapy Water

Using a non-metal spoon, stir-stick, or your finger, stir the earrings in the soapy water. Give the soap a chance to activate and suds a little in the water. Swirl the earrings inside the bowl alongside the warm water and soap.

Let Sit for Up to 30 Minutes

You can now leave your earrings in the water for up to 30 minutes, or as little as 5 minutes. When your timer is done, retrieve the earrings from the bowl of warm water, then pour out the water.

Gently Scrub with a Soft Toothbrush and Rinse

To help remove the last of the residue, gently scrub your diamond earrings with a soft children’s toothbrush – the softest they make. Be sure to get the bristles into the back of the diamond setting and ear lobe posts, especially. Then rinse your earrings in clean tap water to remove the last of the soap and residue.

Pat Earrings Dry

Finally, you’re ready to dry your clean diamond earrings and return them to your jewelry box. Pat earrings dry with a hand towel and carefully transport them back to a safe space in your personal items.


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