How to clean and care for your amber jewellery

by Sally-Ann Dunn October 11, 2015

Amber jewellery is a true natural beauty. But beauty requires some work, every now and then. Many factors can influence the condition of jewellery, therefore its important to ensure that your jewellery is properly cleaned, repaired and stored. Please follow these steps to ensure your beautiful amber jewellery lasts a lifetime.


  • Amber is sensitive to direct sunlight, try to keep it away from the direct heat. For example remove jewellery before sunbathing in hot climates.
  • Similarly, your amber jewellery should also be kept away from climatic extremities, as this can also affect the look of the amber. Taking special care to avoid extreme humidity or heat can also help prevent tarnishing. 
  • Amber should be kept out of contact with metals, stones and other jewellery. Suitably your amber accessories should be kept in separate cloth bags. Keeping you baltic amber jewellery stored safely away in our complimentary packaging, will protect your piece from such harsh contact.
  • If you wear hairspray and perfume, apply it before wearing your jewellery. This will limit the presence of chemical residue on your gorgeous accessories. It has been found that these sorts of chemicals can leave a potentially permanent, white coating atop of your accessory, or can dull the polish of the amber.
  • The same also applies with house work and cleaning, it is best to try to avoid harsh chemical and harsh physical contact with your baltic amber products.
  • Don't attempt to clean your amber jewellery using an "Ultrasonic Jewellery Machine" or steam cleaner. They can cause the amber to crack as well as destroying the polish of the stone.
  • You should clean your amber jewellery regularly, this will maintain it's shine and polish. Use our sterling silver polishing cloth to clean your amber accessories.


How to clean Amber Jewellery:

  • Find a soft, clean cloth and lightly dampen it with warm (not hot) water.
  • Use the cloth to clean your amber jewellery, removing any oil or debris.
  • Immediately after, dry the amber piece thoroughly using a dry cloth. 
  • If you would like to restore shine to an old amber piece, use a drop of olive oil to polish the amber, then again, wipe immediately clean with a dry cloth.

 

How to clean Amber & Silver Jewellery:

  • To clean your Amber & Silver Jewellery, you should ideally use a sterling silver polishing cloth.
  • Use this clean polishing cloth to target the silver aspect of your accessories.
  • Using the inner, soft, side of the cloth, polish the silver.
  • When wiping the accessory, dark smudges may appear on the cloth, this is tarnish, and is stopping your jewellery from being all shiny and new.
  • Keep rubbing away at the silver, until the tarnish is gone.
  • Find a soft and clean cloth, and slightly dampen the amber part of your jewellery piece with warm (not hot) water.
  • Use the cloth to clean your amber jewellery, removing any oil or debris.
  • Immediately after, dry your Baltic Beauty using a dry cloth. 

 

 

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Sally-Ann Dunn

Passionate writer, ring addict and the creative eye behind the Baltic Beauty Blog.



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