Posted on July 03 2017
Many people tend to mistake Moissanites for diamonds. It is a beautiful gemstone, almost colorless and possessing a different sparkle. The other thing that makes it stand out from other stones is the way it transforms the jewelry in which it is used.
The harder a material, the less easy it is to scratch. On the Mohs Hardness Scale, Moissanites are ranked second, only after diamond which is the hardest mineral on Earth. But there is not much difference, which makes it one of the most valuable gemstones on the planet.
Cleaning a Moissanite Ring
If you have a Diamond Halo Raised Moissanite Center Engagement Ring, a Romantic Diamond Filigree Swirl Engagement Ring Moissanite Engagement Ring or any other Moissanite jewelry, you know how essential it is to clean them. Cleaning is necessary for the gemstone to shine and sparkle and its fire to remain.
Moissanites tend to get dull from the oil from soaps, cosmetics, skin, and your activities throughout the day. Grease and oil cannot have much of an impact on them unlike diamonds. However, it is preferred if you clean your Moissanite gemstones and jewelry at least once in a month to make them shine, sparkle and look larger than how they looked when they had gotten dull.
So, if you have Moissanite jewelry or rings, here are a few simple ways to wash and make your Moissanite gemstones sparkle and look best.
- Give them a detergent bath: Want your Moissanite jewelry to look beautiful? Prepare a bowl of warm soapy water first. Make sure you are using liquid hand soap to do so. It is discouraged to use any abrasive cleaners, rather brush the jewelry carefully and gently with a tooth brush and then wash and rinse it well. You may then leave the jewelry to dry or use a hair dryer as you wish.
- Use cold water: Another way you can clean your Moissanite jewelry is by taking a mug of solution containing water and any household ammonia. The mixture must be prepared such that 75 percent is water and 25 percent is the chemical solution. Put your Moissanite jewelry in the mug and let it soak for about ten to twelve minutes. Use a tooth brush to clean parts of the jewelry, gently, where the dirt has accumulated. Then, wash it well with warm water. Do not use your towel to dry it. Use a blow dryer.
- Use a commercial home jewelry cleaner: You always have the option of buying a non-toxic liquid cleaner for your Moissanite jewelry. These cleaners are extremely effective in removing the dirt and the film that can accumulate on your jewelry.
- Ultrasonic cleaners: This is the method used by most jewelers before shipping their customers’ orders. They fill the machine with water and a cleaning solution and then place the Moissanite jewelry inside it. In a few minutes, when the cleaning process is completed, they take out the jewelry which is now clean and shining.