How To Clean Jewelry – Best Jewelry Cleaning Tips

Jewelry should sparkle, but exposure to dust and dirt, lotions and soaps, even air and moisture can dull your favorite pieces over time and rob them of their gleam.

Luckily, it’s possible to clean most items in your jewelry box without heading to a professional jeweler. Restore tarnished silver and dingy gold back to their former selves, get gemstones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires glinting again, and make those pearls look lustrous once more.

When your bling has lost its, well, bling, consult these tried-and-true DIY cleaning methods from the experts at the Good Housekeeping Cleaning Lab. Just grab the right supplies (and a little elbow grease) to get started.

How to Clean Silver

The best way to clean tarnished silver pieces and keep them from re-tarnishing as quickly is with a good silver polish, like Good Housekeeping Seal holder Weiman Silver Polish, which contains ingredients that dissolve and remove tarnish while leaving behind a protective coating to prevent new tarnish from forming.

Liquid polishes can be a bit messy to use, especially if you’re in a hurry, so wipes (like the ones below) can be a more convenient alternative. Specially treated multi-layer cloths, which have

Chelsea House taps Ross as showroom designer

Mark Ross has joined home décor designer and supplier Chelsea House as showroom designer.

In this role, he will work with Creative Director Bradshaw Orrell and his team.

“We undertook an extensive search to find the right designer that could reflect the sophistication and creativity of the products in the showroom presentation,” said Pam Cain, president of the Rocky Mount, N.C.-based company. “Mark and Bradshaw make a formidable team and the perfect pairing to continue to advance the inspiring and exciting showroom experience.”

Ross has more than 30 years of experience in visual merchandising and product development. Most recently, he spent 32 years serving various roles at Two’s Company including bringing permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York to life, managed the direction and styling of the bi-annual sales catalog, scouted trends at shows in Paris, London and in Asia. He was also involved in new product and he was ultimately named the head of the visual merchandising and product development division in addition to acting as creative director.

Ross’s work garnered 30 industry awards, most notably: First Place for Visual Display, Best of Floor for Outstanding Visual display, Best of Show for Window Display, Best