Phone: 216.371.6699 Text: 216.543.5060

Maintenance and Cleaning

Over time, fine jewelry can become a treasured family heirloom if it is cared for properly. Dust, pollution and daily wear all conspire to cloud the brilliance of gemstones. The surface of gold, platinum and silver jewelry can become dulled. Timeworn prongs and clasps can result in the loss of a stone or an entire piece of jewelry.

Professional cleanings are recommended as often as once a year. We encourage you to bring your jewelry back to us for professional servicing on a regular basis. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of jewelry care: cleaning gemstones, restringing pearls, repairing or replacing clasps, etc.

Between professional servicings, most gold and platinum jewelry can be maintained with a nonabrasive cleaner. Examine your jewelry regularly to make sure settings are snug and clasps and joinings are secure.

Sterling silver tarnishes rapidly, especially when exposed to salt air and products containing sulfur,such as rubber bands and some papers. ARK Jewelers recommends a nonabrasive silver polish to keep your silver looking its best.

Jewelry storage is important as well. At the time of purchase, ARK Jewelers wraps all jewelry in a protective box, case or tarnish-resistant pouch. Between wearings, we recommend that you place it back in its original case or another suitably lined box or pouch.

While certain gemstones require special care, basic precautions apply to all jewelry set with gemstones…

Avoid excessive impact against hard surfaces, extreme temperature changes and contact with perfumes, cosmetics and household chemicals. Prong settings are particularly vulnerable and should be examined regularly to be sure they hold the stone securely.

Jewelry set with gemstones can be maintained with a nonabrasive jewelry cleaner. Ultrasonic cleaning is not safe for many gemstones, so we advise against this method.

To clean diamonds, use a mild solution of 6 parts water to 1 part ammonia and apply with a very soft bristle brush.

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As always, you are welcome to bring your jewelry to our store for professional cleaning.


ARK Jewelers Inc.
2002 Warrensville Center Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
​Phone: 216.371.6699
Text: 216.543.5060
Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Weekends and evenings by appointment