I have been looking at some beautiful little platinum pendants, and started thinking about the growing popularity of this elegant, and shiny precious metal. Also, l started doing some research into caring for platinum, and if it requires a different type of care than other precious metals, like silver and gold.
I would like to share with you the information l found, and hope you find it useful. The good news is you won't have to clean your platinum jewelry as often as gold or silver, because of its purity.
I found out some interesting facts about platinum. Platinum is the strongest and purest jewelry metal available, making it particularly resistant to chipping and tarnishing. Platinum does not fade or tarnish, although with age, it can start to show a patina and light scratches.
When your platinum jewelry does need a clean, the approach is the same as cleaning gold jewelry. You can either, mix up a solution of mild soap and warm water, or buy a specially prepared jewelry cleaner, for gold and platinum jewelry.
Either way, you can then use a soft toothbrush to gently clean your jewelry. Follow the clean, with a good rinse, and then dry with a soft cloth.
However, if your platinum jewelry does have gemstones, it is best to take it to a professional jeweler for cleaning, as gemstones can be very delicate, and need special attention.
Until next time, enjoy your jewelry!