How to clean Stainless-Steel?
Stainless steel is popular in jewelry for its elegant appearance and durability. Stainless steel doesn’t corrode; however, it is possible for it to collect dirt from chemicals, lotions, and other environmental factors.
To restore its sheen, mix a few drops of mild soap and warm water in a small bowl. Wet a soft or non-abrasive cloth with the solution and use it to wipe the piece. Make sure to follow the grain of the polish on the steel piece. If the jewelry piece has any grooves that are hard to reach with the cloth, use a soft toothbrush to scrub such areas.
Dip another cloth in clean warm water and use it to wipe the traces of soap off the stainless-steel piece. Use a soft towel or paper towels to wipe your jewelry dry before returning to its storage box. If possible, polish stainless steel jewelry after cleaning to restore its patina. You can use a jewelry polish or polishing cloth.
How to clean Pewter?
Pewter will stay shiny if you keep it away from heat and harsh chemicals. This is why you need to remove your pewter jewelry when engaging in intense physical activities such as exercise, house cleaning, dish washing, and others. Pewter is also a soft metal that can easily bend.
If the pewter jewelry tarnishes, soak it in a warm solution of water and dish soap for about 15 minutes. Use a sponge or soft brush to rub it gently so that the dirt can break off. Rinse under clean water and wipe with a soft cloth to dry.