How to clean Turquoise and Sterling Silver Jewelry

To clean the Turquoise gemstones in your Jewelry, you will need a small bowl of warm water, a soft toothbrush, and a soft drying towel. Do not submerge your Turquoise in the water. Simply wet the toothbrush in the warm water and gently scrub the Turquoise stones. Do small sections at a time and dry with the soft cloth. Once completed, lay it out on a dry cloth and allow to completely dry before putting it  away.

DO NOT use any cleaning chemicals or soaps when cleaning your Turquoise. Turquoise is porous and chemicals, even mild soaps, can damage your piece.

To clean the Sterling Silver on your jewelry that is lightly tarnished, you can use a chemically treated polishing cloth that can be purchased at many Jewelry or grocery stores.

For Sterling Silver that is badly tarnished,  we recommend cleaning agents such as Tarn-x. When using these products be patient. Limit the exposure of your Turquoise to these cleaning agents.

Pour a small amount of the cleaning agent in a small bowl. Using a soft toothbrush or acid brush, apply the agent to the Sterling Silver.  Avoid getting the agents on the Turquoise stone. After a few seconds, rinse in water and pat dry. Repeat these steps until the Sterling Silver is cleaned to your satisfaction. Remember that many Sterling Silver and Turquoise Jewelry pieces are not designed to be completely free of the dark tarnished areas. Use your own judgement as to the amount of tarnish to be removed.

Once you have cleaned the Sterling Silver to your satisfaction, use a chemically treated polishing cloth to bring your piece to a bright shine.