Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated November 30, 2015)

1

For some reason jewelry has a tendency to become extremely dirty and grimy from normal everyday wear and tear. This doesn't even begin to touch the types of messes that you can find your jewelry in if you are doing a particularly nasty or dirty job. Unfortunately not many things can seem to work well enough to remove everything that can get stuck on jewelry. However, there is one type of cleaner out on the market that does make the claim that it is able to get jewelry amazingly clean. That cleaner, also known as an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, is actually more of a cleaning implement than anything else. But does it really work as promised. Here are things that you should keep in mind before you step out and purchase one simply because it is the newest and latest cleaning tool.

  • What is it? In the simplest possible terms, an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner is an appliance that helps to remove dirt, grime, and other types of general nastiness from rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other types of jewelry. These types of devices are made up of three basic items which work in conjunction with one another to get everything clean. One part of the device is the motor, while the other part is a small tank into which you pour the third part—the cleaning solution.
  • Do they work? Frankly, it depends. For the most part these cleaning machines do work; however they only work when you use the correct cleaning solution, and the right operating frequency. What this means is that you really need to read the operator instructions carefully, and follow the directions that are printed there. Some of the cleaning machines are designed so that you can use regular tap water, while others are made so that you can only use a special type of cleaning solution. If you use the wrong solution, or have the machine set to the wrong frequency, then you will end up with some difficulties.
  • What not to do with them. As with most kinds of appliances, if you use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner incorrectly, you can have some really nasty results. One of the more common would be to have your jewelry damaged in some way. The very first thing that you will need to keep in mind is that not all types of jewelry are able to be cleaned in this type of a machine. As a general rule of thumb, you should not use an ultrasonic cleaner for cleaning antiques, or any jewelry that contain things like pearls, opals, emeralds, tanzanite, turquoise, soft gemstones like amber, and anything that has particularly delicate work.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

MORE FROM LEE

Painting Your Car

If you have checked into the prices of having your car repainted, you know how expensive it can be. Instead of paying ...

Discover More

Removing Wax Stains from Latex Paint

Candles, though romantic, can cause quite the mess if you are not careful. A spilled candle can end up causing wax to go ...

Discover More

Choosing Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

It is becoming more and more popular to make the home as energy efficient as possible. One of the more common methods ...

Discover More

Tough Tools for Tough Cleaning Jobs O-Cel-O sponges and Scotch Brite scrubbers are truly a fashion-meets-function success story. The highly absorbent and durable sponges in this handy six-pack make quick work of tough cleaning problems in any kitchen, bathroom, or garage. Check out Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges today!

More Cleaning Tips

Jewelry Cleaning

You do not need to spend a lot of money to have your jewelry professionally cleaned. Instead, using common household ...

Discover More

Cleaning Jewelry

Caring for your jewelry doesn't have to be problematic. Perform basic cleaning tasks on it consistently and you'll feel ...

Discover More

Cleaning Silver Jewelry

When taken care of properly, silver jewelry can easily become an heirloom that is passed on from generation to ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 3 - 3?

2015-11-30 09:32:51

Carol

I just drop the items in undiluted Mr. Clean - let soak for a while - then rinse with clear water. Beautiful. Gets items sparkling clean without any work on my part. Works for gold, silver and costume jewelry. I don't have any antiques so don't know if this would impact them. (Then I add hot water and do other cleaning!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.