Classy, timeless and elegant: tennis bracelets are the ultimate fashion accessory. The dazzling sparkle is guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons, upgrading even the most simple of outfits in an instant. Knowing how to clean tennis bracelets safely seems a lot harder than it really is. Don’t let your diamond bracelet lose its shine, simply follow our six-step cleaning process to have it looking like new again.
How to clean a tennis bracelet
What you’ll need:
● Fragrance-free washing up liquid
● Warm water
● Small shallow bowl
● Soft new toothbrush or jewellery cleaning brush
● Mesh colander
● Microfibre cloth
Step one: Fill a bowl with clean warm water and add a few drops of fragrance-free washing up liquid, stirring until the mixture creates bubbles. You don’t need a specific amount of water, just enough to cover the bracelet completely.
Step two: Put the bracelet in the mixture and move it around slightly using your finger or the blunt end of a wooden skewer. This should help shift some of the tough residue that builds up on jewellery through daily wear.
Step three: Leave the bracelet in the mixture to soak for 10 to 15 minutes to loosen up more stubborn stains.
Step four: Take your tennis bracelet out of the mixture, holding it above the bowl before gently wiping the diamonds with the toothbrush. Watch out for any loose diamonds; this process won’t damage your jewellery at all, but it can nudge already loose diamonds out of place.
Step five: Once you’re happy with how clean your jewellery is, pat it dry with an unused microfibre cloth. Be very gentle and avoid rubbing the bracelet as this can cause the cloth to get stuck on its prongs.
Step six: When you’re finished with the cleaning process, tip the soapy solution through a mesh colander. This will catch any unsecured diamonds that may have popped out so you can get them re-set by a professional.
How to clean a diamond bracelet - tips and tricks
Keeping your diamond tennis bracelet looking its best is surprisingly easy, right? Here are a few more tips and tricks that are sure to keep it sparkling.
Tip one: Using fragrance-free washing up liquid is important as perfume is known to tarnish jewellery.
Tip two: Avoid putting perfume, lotion or anything containing a scent near your jewellery. Heavy moisturiser, in particular, can cause a heavy build-up of grime.
Tip three: Take your jewellery off before showering or cleaning your home to keep it cleaner for longer. The chemicals used in cleaning products tarnishes jewellery very quickly and noticeably, so it’s worth putting them in a safe place.
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