Clean And Polish A Diamond Pendant And Gold Chain

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If you own a diamond pendant that hangs from a gold chain that you often wear on special occasions and you noticed that the diamonds that are secured to the pendent have a dull appearance, bring the jewelry's beauty back to life by cleaning the diamonds in the following manner. Afterward, increase the shininess of the gold chain so that the piece of jewelry looks newer.


  • towel
  • dish detergent
  • water
  • bowel
  • spoon
  • cotton swabs
  • microfiber cloths
  • magnifying glass
  • rubber or plastic gloves
  • cerium oxide (jewelry polish)
  • jewelry bag and box

Use A Homemade Mixture To Clean The Pendant

Lay the pendant on a soft towel. Fill a small bowl with warm water and dispense a few drops of mild dish detergent into the bowl. Use a spoon to stir the detergent into the water. Dip one end of a cotton swab into the bowl. Use the soapy covered end of the swab to clean the surface of each diamond. Use light to moderate pressure while moving the swab over the diamonds surface and dip the cotton swab into the soapy water if the diamonds do not have a clean appearance after the first cleaning treatment.

Use a few drops of water to moisten the edge of a microfiber cloth. Wipe the pendant off with the cloth to remove detergent that remains on the diamonds. Peer through a magnifying glass that is held over the pendant to ensure that you have eliminated dirty residue from the jewelry's surface. 

Polish The Gold 

Open a container of cerium oxide. Put on a pair of rubber or plastic gloves. Use a clean cotton swab to apply a dab of polish to the gold settings that surround the diamonds on the pendant. Move the swab back and forth over the gold to remove smudges and provide the gold with a shiny surface. Dip the swab into the polish before moving the swab back and forth across one side of the gold chain.

After polishing the length of the chain, flip the chain over and polish the other side of the gold with a clean swab and more polish. Wait for the gold to dry before handling the chain. Place the pendant and chain in a jewelry bag before placing the bag inside of a jewelry box. If you get into the habit of storing the jewelry in a bag and box whenever the pendant and chain are not being worn, the piece of jewelry will maintain its luster. 

Contact a jewelry store, like Hartville Coin & Jewelry, for more help.


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