Now, I don’t know about you, but I was shocked to learn the price of jewelry cleaning the last time I dropped off a piece. I did not even ask for pricing, just dropped it off, got my claim tag, and went on my way. When I came back to pick it up, I was informed that I had just spent $50! Having several other expensive pieces that needed to be cleaned, I started to explore other resources, which is how I found out how amazing ultrasonic cleaners can be for cleaning jewelry.
The technology behind ultrasonic cleaning is what makes it ideal for cleaning all different types of jewelry. You know how they are loaded with intricate designs and crevices where dirt can get into? Ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that carry the cleaning solution to every one of them, then they implode to make sure the cleaning solution gets into even the tiniest of spaces. Your jewelry will come out looking just as good as it does when you take it to get professionally cleaned! And do you know why? Because chances are you jeweler is also using an ultrasonic cleaner.
Can’t Clean Everything…
Now, while most jewelry will be fine, there are some that are organic, which means they are going to be porous, so they should not be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. Cleaning these types of jewelry could damage them:
- Mother of Pearl
Harder gemstones, such as sapphires and rubies, are generally safe to use with an ultrasonic cleaner. You can also use them to clean diamonds. To be sure, just check with the jeweler where the piece was purchased.
Something else to avoid is costume jewelry. Because these pieces are made to only mimic fine jewelry, they are likely to be made of cheap components, so avoid putting them into the cleaning tank.
Using the Right Cleaning Agent
When you purchase an ultrasonic cleaner from Omegasonics, all the guesswork is taken out. Our professionals will help you select the right solvent for each cleaning need. So, if you buying a unit and plan on using it for multiple tasks, let the team member know so they can recommend the proper cleaning agents to use.
The Cleaning Process
Our team member will also go over the proper cleaning method to use, but here are some quick tips”
- Check the machine to make sure you have the proper settings
- Allow the cleaner to run for a few minutes to make sure the water and cleaning agent are properly mixed
- Do not place the jewelry directly in the tank. Always use the basket to avoid damage
- After the machine runs through the cycle, gently wash the jewelry to ensure all cleaning residue has been removed from the piece
If you are ready to talk about purchasing an Omegasonics tabletop ultrasonic cleaner, give us a call at 888-989-5560, and a member of our team will go over all options for you.