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Jun
11
May
24
What should I know about jewelry cleaning cloth?

A jewelry cleaning cloth is a soft fabric that may be treated with a special formula. Typically, cloths used to clean precious metals (such as silver and gold) are treated with formulas whereas cloths designed to clean diamonds and other gemstones are not treated.

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Cloths used to polish precious metals are most effective when they are treated with polishing agents. These polishing agents consist of super-fine micro-abrasives, ingredients that bind the abrasive compounds, and ingredients that enhance the shine on jewelry. Treated polishing cloths are usually made of cotton flannel. Our Rich Glo Gold & Silver Polishing Cloths are very effective at cleaning precious metals.


May
09
How to care for your Emerald Jewelry

Emeralds are one of the most loved and adored gemstones. Emerald is historically one of the ‘Big 3’ Gemstones. Together, along with Sapphire and Ruby, they created more economic activity in history than all the other gemstones combined. However, as perfect and coveted these stones are, most if not all Emeralds will carry inclusions in them or ‘Surface-Reaching fractures”.

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Emeralds generally have a Mohs hardness of 7.5 to 8 which makes it perfect for use in Jewelry. However, with the numerous inclusions that are retained in most Emeralds, they become brittle and easily breakable. To combat these inclusions, commercial emeralds are fracture filled. Fracture filling is to coat the Emerald in either oils, polymers, w...


Apr
19
Mar
15
What you should NOT clean your jewelry with

Jewelry solutions containing ammonia. Ammonia is an eye irritant and is seldom used by jewelers as it has become an issue of liability.

Acids can come in many forms including organic and botanical compounds. Beware of products that contain any form of acid as they may have unexpected results.

Never use Effervescent denture cleaners for cleaning jewelry. Use products professionally designed for jewelry care. Consult a professional on what products are safe to use.

In an effort ro market a product that appeals to the latest trend, claims are sometimes made that are a little over the top, such as being, "safe to drink".

If unsure... consult a jewelry professional.

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Feb
12
A lesson on choosing Jewelry Cleaning Solutions

Some jewelry cleaning solutions sold today as "organic" are advertised as safe enough to consume internally. The sad news is that some retailers actually are ok with that claim. If you have purchased an Organic jewelry cleaning solution and were told that it it was safe enough to drink, demand a Material Safety Data Sheet. With over 30 years in this industry I would never under any circumstances recommend consuming any type of cleaning solution.

Here's why;

  • Organic compounds interact with the items you wish to clean, as soon as you add soiled jewelry to the solution. The PH level begins to lower which starts he process of reducing the effectiveness of the product.
  • Organic compounds tend to develop odor as the solutions are not stable and would require a preservative to prevent that and to help maintain shelf life.
  • Preservatives can be even more toxic than the cleaning solution.

Rich Glo’s jewelry solution is:

  • Non-organic
  • Shelf Stable
  • Requirers no Preservatives
  • Effective and easy to use
  • Is the same formulation used by high end watch manufactures to clean the movements.

Visit https://www.richglo.com/store#!/Gold-and-Diamond-Liquid-Cleaner-210-ml/p/128638244/category=0 for more information.


Jan
02
January Birthstone

We are kicking off the new year with an interesting fact about January's Birthstone, Garnet!


Jan
01
Dec
31
The Extraordinary Origins of Ordinary Things

In this reel, we investigate the curious beginnings of a few everyday objects. We begin with the WWII origins of instant ramen, learn about the accidental invention of Silly String, and meet the voice behind the Kool-Aid Man. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://go...


Nov
20
Caring for your Emerald Jewelry this Holiday Season

Please take care when cleaning your Emeralds this Holiday Season. Emeralds are commonly fracture fillied to reduce the visability of inclusions in the stones. Some jewelry cleaning chemicals can cause the oils to leach from the stone and the inclusions will reappear. We recomend following the information provided here to saftely care for your porous Gem stones. https://www.gia.edu/emerald-care-cleaning.


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