Although they are not true diamonds, cubic zirconia stones share many of the same characteristics as more valuable gemstones. To maintain their luster and beauty, cubic zirconia gemstones should be cleaned once a month. Cleaning is a quick, easy process that involves scrubbing the cubic zirconia with mild dish soap and water. When finished, your jewelry should look shiny and new.
Method 1: Clean your jewelry
1. Mix warm water with mild dish soap
Abrasive cleaners can damage cubic zirconia. All you need is some mild dish soap and a little warm water in the kitchen. The exact ratio of detergent to water for daily cleaning doesn't have to be exact but aim for about one part detergent to two parts water.
2. Scrub cubic zirconia with a soft-bristled toothbrush
You can dip the jewelry briefly to get it wet. You can also simply apply a water/detergent mixture to your toothbrush. Gently scrub your cubic zirconia with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove dirt and debris for a healthy glow.
If you don't have a spare toothbrush on hand, you can also use a soft makeup brush to clean cubic zirconia. For example, a brush for eyeshadow would work well.
3. Thoroughly rinse cubic zirconia
It is important not to leave any soapy residue on the cubic zirconia. After cleaning cubic zirconia, rinse under the faucet until the water runs clear.
4. Gently dry the cubic zirconia with a soft cloth
Allowing cubic zirconia jewelry to air dry can cause damage. Gently dry the zirconia with a clean cloth. Continue to tap until no moisture is left on the jewelry.
Method 2: Soak your jewelry
1. Mix the detergent and water
If routine cleaning fails to restore the luster of cubic zirconia, do a follow-up soak. Soak jewelry in three parts hot water and one part mild dish soap.
2. Immerse cubic zirconia into the mixture
Gently place the cubic zirconia into the water/detergent mixture so that it is completely submerged. No precise soak time is required, but let the gem sit for at least a few minutes.
3. Rinse and dry cubic zirconia
Under the tap, rinse off the cubic zirconia mixture. Rinse until the water is clear. Then, dry the zirconia completely with a clean cloth.
4. If this doesn't work, consult a jeweler
If neither cleaning nor soaking restores the luster of cubic zirconia, it's time to seek professional treatment. High-pressure steam cleaning may be required, which should be done by a professional jeweler.
Method 3: Maintaining cubic zirconia
1. Clean cubic zirconia once a month
Monthly cleaning is required to prevent dirt and grime from building up on cubic zirconia. If you stick to monthly cleanings, this can reduce the chance that your jewelry will collect dirt and require professional cleaning.
2. Keep cubic zirconia away from emulsions and oils
If you wear cubic zirconia on your hands, avoid things like lotions or essential oils. Cubic zirconia is sensitive to these substances and can be easily damaged. If you do use lotion or oil, keep it away from any cubic zirconia you're wearing.
3. Avoid harsh detergents
Bleach, chlorine, and ammonia should not be used on cubic zirconia. Do not use any chemical cleaners to remove harsh stains as this can easily damage your jewelry.
4. Safely store your jewelry
Cubic zircon should be stored in an airtight container to prevent abrasion. Whenever you are not wearing cubic zirconia, immediately store it in a safe container.
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