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How do I keep my sterling silver earrings clean?

Cleaning and caring for sterling silver earrings

Sterling silver earrings tend to tarnish. Here are some tips to keep your sterling silver earrings looking their best.

- Never store sterling silver earrings and gold earrings together. The metals react to one another - gold will turn sterling silver black.

- Use white toothpaste and a toothbrush to remove tarnish from your sterling silver earrings. You may also soak your sterling silver earrings in baking soda and water.

- Polish with a soft cloth.

   
How do I keep my gold earrings clean?

Cleaning and caring for gold earrings

The higher the karat number of your gold earrings, the softer the gold. 24-karat gold is pure gold, while 14- and 18-karat golds are mixed with other alloys. Though 24-karat gold is worth more, 14- and 18-karat gold earrings are considerably harder. The higher the quality of the gold, the longer it will maintain its gleaming appearance.

To keep your gold earrings clean, use a mixture of water and non-detergent soap. Scrub your gold earrings with a soft brush to prevent scratching.

   
How do I choose birthstone earrings?

Birthstone earrings

Birthstone earrings are available at many different price points and make a great gift. The gemstone earrings come in many different styles with gold or silver earring backs.

Here's a guide to birthstones:

January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Aquamarine
April: Diamond
May: Emerald
June: Pearl
July: Ruby
August: Peridot
September: Blue sapphire
October: Opal
November: Citrine
December: Blue topaz

   
Where do I find high-end earrings?

Where to find high-end earrings

If you're looking for high-end studs to adorn your lobes, check out jewelry from Tiffany & Co. and Fred Leighton. Tiffany's, famous for its powder-blue gift boxes, offers sterling silver earrings from about under $100 to diamond-encrusted earrings, which sell for about $10,000. Look no further than the red carpet to catch a glimpse of Fred Leighton's gemstone earrings. He's a favorite among celebrities - if you're in the market for Fred Leighton earrings, expect to spend from $10,000 to several million. Even if you can't afford to spend thousands, it's still fun to go in the stores and admire the gemstone earrings.

   
What is a cultured pearl earring and why are they less expensive than other pearls?

Cultured pearls

Unlike gemstones, which originate from the Earth, pearls are the products of animals called mollusks. Though there are 100,000 species of mollusks, wild, pearl-producing mollusks are rare. A cultured pearl is created by inserting a mother-of-pearl bead into a mollusk. The mollusks are then placed in the water for several years until the pearl forms. Cultured pearls have made pearl fashion earrings popular and widely available, as they are significantly cheaper than pearls found in the wild.

   
Are ear piercing guns safe?

Ear Piercing Gun Safety

Although ear piercing guns are used at many facilities, they are not entirely safe. It is difficult to sterilize an ear piercing gun, and, therefore, its use poses a significant risk of infection. Ear piercing guns often malfunction, and even when they do work, the blunt force trauma causes significant damage to the skin – thereby extending the healing process.

   
How do I clean silver earrings?

Cleaning Silver Earrings

Combine one part (2 oz.) cleaning detergent, one part dishwashing liquid, and one part ammonia in an eight ounce jar. Fill the remainder of the container with water. Shake the solution thoroughly (with the lid on, of course) and then heat it slightly. Put your unique earrings into the jar and then let it all sit for about ten minutes. Take out the silver, rinse it with water, and then dry it with a soft cloth.

   
What is the preferred method for piercing an ear?

Preferred Piercing Methodology

It is recommended that you get your ears pierced at a professional body piercing studio. The practitioners at these studios are typically well-trained, and they use single-use, hollow point needles to pierce ears. This method is more sterile and less traumatic to the ears than using a piercing gun.

   
Do diamonds and pearls require special care?

Cleaning and caring for diamond and pearl earrings

Frequently clean your gemstone earrings to ensure they maintain their original sparkle and luster. Each gemstone earring requires a different cleaning method.

- Diamonds: You should never touch diamonds with your fingers because they are susceptible to oils. Windex, ammonia, and toothpaste are often recommended to clean diamonds. Diamonds may be soaked in windex or ammonia. Use a small toothbrush to loosen stubborn body oils and soap residue.

- Pearls: Remove pearl earrings before using perfumes or hairspray, which will damage the pearl's soft service. Use a soft, damp cloth to restore the pearls' shine. Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner, ammonia, or detergents to clean the pearls. If you wear your pearl earrings often, bring them to a jeweler to be professionally cleaned once a year.

   
Where is a good place to find cheap earrings for sale?

Shopping for Earrings Online

You should always shop around, but gold earrings that normally retail for $66 can be bought for $20 via an online retailer. Department stores have a pretty good variety of earrings for sale, but they mark up prices considerably to pay for the cost of running a brick-and-mortar store. Why wouldn't you buy body jewelry online?

   
Do diamonds and pearls require special care?

Cleaning and caring for diamond and pearl earrings

Frequently clean your gemstone earrings to ensure they maintain their original sparkle and luster. Each gemstone earring requires a different cleaning method.

- Diamonds: You should never touch diamonds with your fingers because they are susceptible to oils. Windex, ammonia, and toothpaste are often recommended to clean diamonds. Diamonds may be soaked in windex or ammonia. Use a small toothbrush to loosen stubborn body oils and soap residue.

- Pearls: Remove pearl earrings before using perfumes or hairspray, which will damage the pearl's soft service. Use a soft, damp cloth to restore the pearls' shine. Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner, ammonia, or detergents to clean the pearls. If you wear your pearl earrings often, bring them to a jeweler to be professionally cleaned once a year.

   
How has ear piercing changed in American culture?

Ear piercing in American culture

Ear piercing in American culture has been in and out of vogue since the early 1920s. Pierced lobes were then traded for clip-on earrings for a period of time. Ear piercing was revived in the 1960s with home piercing, but didn't reach the mainstream again until the 1970s. Since, ear piercing has gained popularity with both males and females and is widely available at doctors' offices and jewelers, making fashion earrings popular for all ages.

   
When were clip-on earrings invented?

Earring Styles

Clip-on earrings weren't invented until the twentieth century. Until then, people had to rely on sharp body piercing tools if they wanted to wear earrings. Even screw-back earrings weren't invented until the twentieth century.

   
How has ear piercing changed in American culture?

Ear piercing in American culture

Ear piercing in American culture has been in and out of vogue since the early 1920s. Pierced lobes were then traded for clip-on earrings for a period of time. Ear piercing was revived in the 1960s with home piercing, but didn't reach the mainstream again until the 1970s. Since, ear piercing has gained popularity with both males and females and is widely available at doctors' offices and jewelers, making fashion earrings popular for all ages.

   
Is it normal to see fluid secretions after getting your ears pierced?

Ear Healing Process

Fluid secretions are a normal part of the healing process and may continue for as long as 8-12 weeks. Contact a doctor if the secretions continue after three months. You will also probably experience a bit of discomfort and swelling during the first couple weeks of healing.

   
How do I choose birthstone earrings?

Birthstone earrings

Birthstone earrings are available at many different price points and make a great gift. The gemstone earrings come in many different styles with gold or silver earring backs.

Here's a guide to birthstones:

January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Aquamarine
April: Diamond
May: Emerald
June: Pearl
July: Ruby
August: Peridot
September: Blue sapphire
October: Opal
November: Citrine
December: Blue topaz

   
What is a cultured pearl earring and why are they less expensive than other pearls?

Cultured pearls

Unlike gemstones, which originate from the Earth, pearls are the products of animals called mollusks. Though there are 100,000 species of mollusks, wild, pearl-producing mollusks are rare. A cultured pearl is created by inserting a mother-of-pearl bead into a mollusk. The mollusks are then placed in the water for several years until the pearl forms. Cultured pearls have made pearl fashion earrings popular and widely available, as they are significantly cheaper than pearls found in the wild.

   
Can I pierce my own ears?

Ear Piercing Safety

It is certainly possible to pierce your own ears by using professional body piercing equipment, but due to the risk of injury and infection, it is advisable to have the procedure done by a professional.

   
Where do I find high-end earrings?

Where to find high-end earrings

If you're looking for high-end studs to adorn your lobes, check out jewelry from Tiffany & Co. and Fred Leighton. Tiffany's, famous for its powder-blue gift boxes, offers sterling silver earrings from about under $100 to diamond-encrusted earrings, which sell for about $10,000. Look no further than the red carpet to catch a glimpse of Fred Leighton's gemstone earrings. He's a favorite among celebrities - if you're in the market for Fred Leighton earrings, expect to spend from $10,000 to several million. Even if you can't afford to spend thousands, it's still fun to go in the stores and admire the gemstone earrings.

   
How do I keep my gold earrings clean?

Cleaning and caring for gold earrings

The higher the karat number of your gold earrings, the softer the gold. 24-karat gold is pure gold, while 14- and 18-karat golds are mixed with other alloys. Though 24-karat gold is worth more, 14- and 18-karat gold earrings are considerably harder. The higher the quality of the gold, the longer it will maintain its gleaming appearance.

To keep your gold earrings clean, use a mixture of water and non-detergent soap. Scrub your gold earrings with a soft brush to prevent scratching.

   
How should I clean my ears after getting my ears pierced?

Cleaning an Ear Piercing

You should use a non-iodine based antiseptic cleaning solution for the first two weeks after getting your ear pierced. Clean your ears with warm water if you don't have an antiseptic cleaning solution. You can also use mild soap, but ensure that you rinse all of the soap off the ear and the jewelry. Any residual soap will act as an irritant. Finally, dry your ears gently.

   
How do I keep my sterling silver earrings clean?

Cleaning and caring for sterling silver earrings

Sterling silver earrings tend to tarnish. Here are some tips to keep your sterling silver earrings looking their best.

- Never store sterling silver earrings and gold earrings together. The metals react to one another - gold will turn sterling silver black.

- Use white toothpaste and a toothbrush to remove tarnish from your sterling silver earrings. You may also soak your sterling silver earrings in baking soda and water.

- Polish with a soft cloth.

   
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