CZ Jewelry is a jewelry not many know how to maintain. Most owners think they are fragile and tend to let them gather dirt and muck in the fear of damaging them during cleaning. To The contrary, they are quite easy to clean and maintain. Authentic diamonds demand regular cleaning to maintain their original sparkle and magnificence, and that exactly how we must treat our 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.
You don’t need any special equipment to clean your CZ jewelry, an old toothbrush is the best choice. You will also need a spoonful of ordinary liquid detergent or dishwashing solution diluted in warm water. Immerse the item in the solution and brush gently, wash it thoroughly and let it dry with a cotton cloth. If some of the buildup was left behind, soak the jewelry piece in hot water with stronger detergent for another 15 minutes and brush it again. Some other 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 doing this until you reach a good lather. After this process, rinse the item in running water while brushing gently to remove the suds. You will notice that your jewelry has regained its old glory.
Don’t expose your CZ jewelry to abrasive substances like bleach or ammonia when cleaning. When you swim in a pool, don’t ever use your jewelry, as these chemicals can damage your jewelry. Although most abrasive cleansers will not damage a CZ stone, they will, however, take the lustrous shine off the metal in which the stone is set.
Jewelry experts all agree that CZ jewelry matches closely the characteristics of a diamond, closer than any other jewelry piece. As CZ gains widespread acceptance as a desirable substitute for diamond, the care and attention you give it should be the same way you would care for an authentic diamond.
When all steps have been done and the dirt remains in your CZ jewelry, bring it to a jeweler and have it sprayed and cleaned by a high-pressure steam, as would be done to a diamond. This is a surefire solution to remove any scum off your jewelry.
When we clean a customer’s jewelry and inspect it for wear or missing stones, persistent dirt is always the outcome of irregular cleaning by the owner. Abrasive wear is the result and finally, possibly a loose stone.
When using make-up, lotions or hair spray ,it is best to do it 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, cleaning it once a week is sufficient.
With these basic knowledge on properly cleaning cubic zirconia, you can be certain your CZ jewelry will not only preserve its special brilliance and luster for years to come, but it will continue to sparkle radiantly for you when you use it, and accompany you to any special event! You’ll be definitely delighted as the rays of the sun reflect through your CZ jewelry.