General Jewelry Care

JudeFrances jewelry is made to be enjoyed and worn daily with only occasional need for maintenance, especially when lightly cleaned periodically and stored away properly.

Metals including gold react differently to each person’s body, this is completely normal. Keep your jewelry’s natural beauty by following these simple steps. The best way to clean jewelry is with warm soapy water. Avoid harsh detergents that might dilute or remove oils from the stone. If you use other products to clean your jewelry, only use non-abrasive products specifically meant for cleaning jewelry. Most products on the market that advertise ‘jewelry cleaning’ may be used safely, as long as they are properly applied. We highly discourage using any jewelry cleaning product with ammonia, alcohol, acids or chemicals that are proven to be too aggressive and will damage your jewelry.

Gold and Silver

Use gentle cleaners like soap and warm water. Never use harsh cleaners or chemicals.


Diamonds can be cleaned safely with lint-free cloths, commercial jewelry cleaning solutions, and household detergents. Harsher cleaning methods are not recommended for home use. These include powdered abrasive household cleaners, ultrasonic cleaners, and steam cleaners.


Pearls should never be cleaned in an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. It is safe to use warm, soapy water for occasional thorough cleaning. If the pearls are strung, be sure the string is completely dry before wearing. For routine care, it is suggested to wipe cultured pearls with a soft, clean cloth after each wear.


Turquoise is generally stable to light, but high heat can cause discoloration and surface damage. It dissolves slowly in hydrochloric acid and can be discolored by chemicals, cosmetics, and even skin oils or perspiration. It is safe to clean turquoise jewelry with warm, soapy water, but it should never be cleaned with steam or ultrasonic cleaners.


It is important to avoid steam or ultrasonic cleaners for cleaning topaz. Warm and soapy water works best.


High heat or sudden temperature change can cause breaks in moonstone. It is stable to light but is harmed by exposure to hydrofluoric acid. Warm soapy water is the only recommended substance for cleaning moonstones


Emeralds date back almost 3 billion years, and have been known to last in jewelry for centuries — with the proper care of course. The best way to clean emerald jewelry is with warm soapy water. Avoid harsh detergents that might dilute or remove oils from the stone.


– Perfume: Avoid spraying perfume directly on your jewelry. Pro tip: Put on your jewelry after you have sprayed your perfume. Avoid spraying perfume on neck and wrist if possible.

– Hairspray: Avoid spraying hairspray with your jewelry on. Pro tip: Put on your jewelry after you have finished spraying hairspray.

– Storing Your Jewelry: Store in a cool, dark, dry place like in the jewelry box or pouch that came with your jewelry.

– Shower / Bath / Hot Tub / Hot Springs / Sweat: We recommend removing your jewelry before stepping in the shower or working out as well as removing rings before washing your hands.

– Swimming: This is a big no-no. Avoid swimming with your jewelry as chlorine & saltwater will react with the metals and cause it to tarnish.

– Sand: Avoid playing in sand with your jewelry on as the sand is abrasive and will scratch your jewelry.

– Lotions, Sunscreen & Creams: May contain acidic ingredients that react with your jewelry. Avoid moisturizing directly over your jewelry. Pro tip: Put on your jewelry after you have applied lotion/cream.

– Sleeping: Remove your jewelry before going to bed to avoid any accidental damages.

When worn frequently, the brilliance of gemstones, diamonds, and gold may experience
discoloration from atmospheric factors, cosmetic products, moisture, humidity, and transpiration.