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How to Clean Your Earrings

Cleaning earrings is essential to keep your favourite pieces looking incredible and keeping your piercings hygienic. Not cleaning your earrings can allow grime to build up, this can leave both your earrings and piercings feel dirty. Our guide will walk you through how to clean your earrings to ensure you keep them and your piercings in the best condition.

Earrings Can Get Dirty Quickly

Earrings can pick dirt up very quickly, from particles in the air, oil from your hair, build up from makeup products, and so much more. This is why it is vital to clean your earrings frequently to support the longevity of your favourite pieces, as well as to reduce the buildup of bacteria. In fact, if you're not already you should clean your jewellery regularly for the same reasons.

How Often Should I Clean My Earrings?

Our skin sheds skin cells regularly, and earrings can cause these dead cells to get trapped and build-up - something none of us want to experience! Due to this dermatologists recommend cleaning your earrings at least once a week. This is especially important for the pieces you wear everyday, such as your favourite stud earrings. Doing this can help to prevent the buildup of bacteria and dirt, and therefore also reduces the risk of infection to your ear piercing.

How to Clean Gold Earrings

Whether they're gold hoops, or gold drop earrings, cleaning your gold earrings is essential. We have the simple steps to take to ensure yours are in top condition:

  1. Remove earring from piercing and place in a saline solution.
  2. In the saline solution gently remove any debris using a soft cloth.
  3. Once done, store in a dry place to keep your favourite pair looking their best.

4 Steps to Make Diamond Earrings Sparkle Again

When it comes to gemstone jewellery you always want to be careful when you're cleaning it to not dull the shine of the gem. Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and treating your diamond earrings as such is easy!

  1. Remove earrings from your earlobes.
  2. Place in a saline solution, removing any dirt carefully.
  3. Pat dry with a clean cloth.
  4. If your diamond earrings are still a little dirty you can gently clean them with a very soft toothbrush.

Give Pearl Earrings a New Lustre

Elevating your outfit to new levels of elegance is effortless with pearl earrings, and keeping them clean is essential to ensure they wow. Here are our simple steps for how to clean pearl earrings.

  1. Create a mixture of lukewarm water and mild detergent - it's important it isn't too hot or too cold, this will protect the pearl's surface.
  2. Use a soft, clean cloth to gently wipe the solution over the pearls, ensuring you remove any grime from the earrings clasp also.
  3. Wipe the pearls gently with a cloth using just clean water.
  4. Let your earrings air dry.

Keeping Your Piercing Clean

Ensuring your piercing is clean is just as important as knowing how to clean your earrings. Especially when you first have your ears pierced it's vital to keep on top of your cleaning routine, with our simple steps it's easy!

  1. Using an antibacterial cleansing saline solution, soak a cotton pad and place on the piercing for 5 minutes.
  2. Ensure you do this morning and night to remove any unwanted bacteria and dirt.
  3. Rinse the ear piercing with clean water.

Avoid using any beauty products or creams to disinfect your piercing as they can slow down the natural healing time.

Choosing the Perfect Earrings with Monica Vinader

Once you know how to keep your earrings clean, you may want to level up your stacking game and select some new pieces. Our gorgeous collection of earrings has a piece for everyone, from classic stud designs, to glamorous drop earrings you'll find a piece you adore here.

What Makes Monica Vinader Special?

Combining recycled metals with ethical gemstones, our sustainable jewellery comes in a wealth of contemporary designs. Our collection has a piece to reflect everyone's style, from beautiful rings, to delicate necklaces, and sentimental engraved jewellery. We know you'll find a piece you adore at Monica Vinader.

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