A lot of our customers have been asking us how to clean their Chicago Marcasite Jewellery. Below is a step by step guide which I hope you will find helpful. Feel free to contact us if you have any other queries.
Grab a small bowl or dish and add some washing up liquid and luke warm water. Immerse the jewellery in the water (skip this step if any jewellery contains Pearls or Emeralds both of which are porous which means they are vulnerable to water damage). Leave in the water for approximately 10 minutes.
Using a soft toothbrush gently brush the jewellery, particularly the back of the piece as this is where dust can build up. Be careful brushing around the marcasite stones as they can dislodge.
Rinse really well under cold water before drying with a soft cotton or microfibre cloth, sometimes I use a hairdryer to get rid of any water that is caught in small crevices.
If you have a silver cloth gently rub the jewellery until it is shiny again.
...as an alternative to soap and water, and to really bring a shine to most jewellery with the least amount of effort, you can use our range of CONNOISSEURS Jewellery Cleaning Products.
...to prevent Sterling Silver from tarnishing, store it in a dark, dry place away from light and moisture which can react with the metal causing it to tarnish quicker.