Disinfect your jewelry pieces with these easy jewelry cleaning hacks.
Aside from cleaning your jewelry, it’s also important to disinfect them, especially now with the health crisis. Doing so will also prevent you or your customers from getting an infection or irritating your skin. Although the skin provides a natural barrier against most bacteria, an infection can occur when the outer layer has been broken.
Prevent your customers from getting skin irritation from your products. Here are three easy disinfecting hacks that you can do to your wholesale sterling silver rings and other pieces.
Alcohol won’t hurt your sterling silver jewelry; however, avoid cleaning pieces with crystals or gemstones as it can damage them. Fill a bowl with rubbing alcohol and soak the pieces for ten minutes. Doing so makes sure that the bacteria and germs are killed. For larger pieces, apply some rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball and gently rub the surface of the jewelry. You can also use a Q-tip to scrub the nooks and crannies of the pieces. There is no need to rinse with water.
Boiling water, baking soda, vinegar, and aluminum foil
Aside from removing tarnish, boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar can also disinfect your silver jewelry. Line a bowl or tray with aluminum foil, with the dull side facing down. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of salt, then slowly pour half a cup of vinegar. Add boiling water, but do not mix. Soak the pieces for 30 seconds. Do not soak them for longer than that because boiling water may damage the jewelry. Once done, remove the jewelry using tongs and place them on a lint-free cloth or paper towel. Dry with another lint-free towel.
Good ole’ soap and water solution
Antibacterial soap also works with sterling silver. Fill a bowl with warm water then add a few drops of liquid antibacterial soap. Dip a lint-free cloth in the soap and water solution and gently rub the surfaces of the jewelry. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or Q-tip to scrub the areas where dirt and dust usually accumulate. Rinse the pieces under running water and pat dry with a microfiber towel or lint-free towel.