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What Can I Clean Using the Ultrasonic Cleaner?

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Today is the first big event we’ve had since the start of the pandemic.

We are hoping to welcome you to our store (socially distanced of course) to get your jewelry cleaned and your questions answered.

Did you know that you should never clean some types of precious stones in the ultrasonic, even pearls shouldn’t be cleaned this way because they can actually dissolve by the heat or vibrations of the machine. Emerald, onyx, opal, tanzanite, lapis lazuli and turquoise should also be cleaned by hand to avoid ultrasonic damage.

Ultrasonic cleaners are frequently used in jewelry stores because it uses sound waves to break down dirt particles on the surface of your pieces. Although diamonds are considered the strongest material on earth, it isn’t good to clean diamonds that have inclusions with an ultrasonic cleaner. Much like the precious stones, the sound waves of the ultrasonic can cause these imperfections to become more pronounced.

All metals are generally safe for the ultrasonic cleaner, with the exception of Tungsten.

We hope to see you today. Please come in with any questions or jewelry that you’d like cleaned.


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