Many friends have experienced their Moissanite rings or jewelry becoming cloudy and losing their luster after purchasing them. However, they are unsure of how to clean Moissanite or maintain it while wearing it daily, which can lead to the stone becoming dull and ordinary over time.
How to Clean Moissanite:
Use mild detergent: Prepare a small bowl of mild detergent, and avoid using any abrasive cleaning agents on any type of jewelry. Gently brush and thoroughly rinse with a toothbrush. Then dry with a hair dryer.
Clean with cold water: Use about 3/4 water and 1/4 detergent. Soak the jewelry for about 10 minutes, then gently scrub with a toothbrush. Rinse with warm water, then dry with a hair dryer. (Do not use a towel to dry jewelry).
Clean with jewelry cleaner: You can buy many non-toxic liquid jewelry cleaners that are great for effectively removing any film that may accumulate on the surface of the gemstone.
Clean with an ultrasonic cleaning machine: This is the most effective method for keeping Moissanite diamonds shiny. This is often the method used by jewelers before you make your purchase. It produces high-frequency turbulence that can clean most jewelry.
How to Maintain Moissanite:
Avoid collision and friction: Moissanite is the second hardest gemstone in the world. If stored together with other gemstones, they can easily rub against each other and scratch other pieces of jewelry. Also, although Moissanite is hard, it is also brittle and can be easily broken when colliding with other gemstones. Therefore, when storing or wearing Moissanite jewelry, attention should be paid to storage and wear issues.
Avoid high-temperature exposure: When Moissanite is exposed to strong light or high temperatures, its internal structure molecules expand, causing cracks and affecting its beauty and value, and it may even break.
Stay away from acidic or alkaline chemicals: Acidic or alkaline chemicals have certain corrosiveness, and the surface of Moissanite is also easily eroded by these corrosive substances, which can reduce its brightness. At the same time, the internal structure molecules of Moissanite may also be damaged, causing the texture to become loose and brittle. Therefore, Moissanite should be kept away from acidic or alkaline chemicals such as cosmetics.
Regular cleaning and care: Moissanite has an affinity for oil and requires regular cleaning and care. When cleaning, rinse with water and brush gently. You can also use a neutral care solution specifically designed for gemstones to remove any oil stains on the surface. If you wear Moissanite every day, it is best to clean it every two weeks. If it is occasionally worn, wait until you notice that it looks greasy before cleaning it.
Avoid over-wearing: During exercise (including working out at the gym) or any rough work, try to avoid wearing high-end jewelry. Even though Moissanite is known as the most durable natural crystal structure, it can still be damaged.