Moissanite is one of the most durable gemstones used in jewelry, second only to diamonds. It's very hard (Mohs 9.25), highly scratch-resistant, and handles rough exposures well.
However, like all gems, proper maintenance is required to keep them in top condition. Fortunately, caring for moissanite gemstones is fairly easy, and with these common-sense tips, you'll be able to keep your moissanite looking good for years.
Cleaning Moissanite At Home
Keep it simple. One of the best ways to clean moissanite jewelry is to simply use this mild soap, warm water, and a soft cloth or toothbrush. Put moissanite jewelry such as moissanite engagement rings or moissanite earrings in a soapy solution, then gently brush the stone, being careful to get into hard-to-reach areas. After cleaning, rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue.
Dry moissanite jewelry with a lint-free cloth.
Commercial Jewelry Cleaners
If you decide you need something more professional than soap and water, you can choose a commercial jewelry cleaner formulated for gemstones like diamonds, moissanite, and corundum.
Choose a non-toxic, non-abrasive cleaner like this highly recommended and follow the directions to clean moissanite sparkles.
Using Ammonia on Moissanite
Ammonia may sound like a strong chemical, but it's actually a safe, natural product that works great for cleaning moissanite jewelry. If you think you may be sensitive to ammonia, wear safety goggles and gloves and work in a ventilated space.
To prepare a solution, dilute 1 part ammonia with 1-2 parts water. Put your moissanite jewelry in the solution and use a soft brush to thoroughly clean the debris. When done, you can wash with soap and water, or simply rinse under running water.
Moissanite and Ultrasonic Cleaners
Moissanite is tough enough to be used in an ultrasonic cleaner, which is often a good way to restore the stone's luster if it fades. Strong vibration can effectively remove the dirt from the stone. Most jewelers use ultrasonic cleaners to clean jewelry in a professional way.
However, if the stone is installed in a more fragile environment, such as a paving setting, it is best to avoid using an ultrasonic cleaner as it can cause small stones to fall off.
What to Avoid
1. Harmful chemicals
Avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning moissanite. This includes household cleaners, cosmetics, hairspray and chlorine. While these may not damage moissanite directly, they can increase dirt buildup and reduce the stone's lustre.
2. Store moissanite with other jewelry
Moissanite is very hard, which means it will likely scratch other softer gems and metals. It's best to store moissanite jewelry in separate pouches or fabric-lined jewelry boxes.
3. Rough exposure
Granted, moissanite can withstand rough sun exposure, but that doesn't mean it can't be damaged. Strong impact along its grains can cause moissanite to fragment. It's a good idea to bring your moissanite ring (both pendants and earrings) to avoid damage when doing physical activities such as sports, hiking, gardening, etc.
Will Moissanite Become Cloudy?
This is a frequently asked question from our readers. The good news is that moissanite is never cloudy, unlike cheap diamond simulants like cubic zirconia.
However, over time, your moissanite may appear film-like as dirt and grime build up. Because the interior of moissanite is never cloudy, any film-like appearance is a sheer surface that can be removed by cleaning.
What is Moissanite Oil Slick?
This refers to the oily appearance of the stone surface, which may appear iridescent due to the build-up of organic films. This is not a permanent stain and can be removed by cleaning.
The best way to clean this oil slick, as recommended by top moissanite retailers, is to use a silver polish and a toothbrush. Use a silver polishing paste like this on the moissanite surface with a brush, then rinse off. Oil slicks will fall off and stones will sparkle. If you want extra cleaning of your moissanite, you can do this as needed.
If you buy moissanite from HER'S Style, you can contact them about any oil stains. They often send out a special polishing cloth to use on your moissanite that will also do the job perfectly.
How Often Should I Clean Moissanite?
There are no rules about when to clean moissanite jewelry. As a general rule of thumb, once a month is enough, or when you notice that the stone or its inlays look dirty.
HER'S has the best quality moissanite jewelry at affordable prices, and you will have a proprietary moissanite cleaning cloth and GRA certified report in your package after you place your order. Below, we've picked out some of the latest Moissanite jewelry styles you might like.
A retro take on our classic oval moissanite ring design. Elevate your center stone in a luxurious setting with a raised band set with tiny moissanites. Nestled firmly in the four claws, youroval ring will provide a shimmering glow.
The pear-shaped ring showcases brilliant brilliance and a vintage feel, a pear-shaped moissanite is surrounded by a shimmering halo and below is a crown of 7 small marquise-shaped moissanite stones for your The hand offers extra luxury and elegance.
Luxurious and elegant, these Moissanite Halo Earrings will give you unparalleled luxury from day to night. Handcrafted from high-quality moissanite, they are delicate and sparkling. Great gift idea for any special occasion.
These earrings studs captivate every eye with their sophisticated allure. The emerald-cut moissanite captures the light and is surrounded by sparkling tiny moissanites, making it even more beautiful and charming.
If you're looking for a trendy yet understated jewellery piece, this luxurious moissanite bracelet in silver is an elegant choice. Sparkling and elegant, this halo bracelet set with 1 carat high-quality moissanite is stylish and perfect. With a simple moissanite design, it shimmers stunningly when it catches the light. A must-have accessory to add a luxurious touch to any outfit.