How to Clean Your Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

How to Clean Your Swarovski Crystal Jewelry that is full of shine and shimmer is a lot of fun to wear. But over time that shine will dull and the sparkle can fade. Swarovski crystals are extremely popular in today’s jewelry due to its brilliance so making sure that your Swarovski jewelry is cared for and clean will mean you can enjoy wearing it more often.

Here are some tips you can use to care for and clean your Swarovski Crystal Jewelry.

Cleaning your crystal jewelry is relatively easy. First of all you do not want to use any type of ultra-sonic jewelry cleaning machines or any abrasive jewelry cleaners. All you need is a small bowl of warm water, gentle dish soap, lint free or jewelry cloth and a soft brush, like an old toothbrush.

1) If your piece is very dirty, you can use the warm water and mild soap and gently clean the piece, using the toothbrush lightly between links. Do not scrub!
2) Rinse the soap off and dry with the lint free cloth
3) Do not use this method if your piece has pearls or soft stones. Only wipe it down with warm water and a soft cloth
4) Dry your jewelry thoroughly or allow to air dry completely.

Additional Tips on the Care of your Swarovski jewelry

• Do not wear your Swarovski jewelry while swimming or bathing as the chlorine can damage and dull the stones.

• Make sure to put your jewelry on after applying any makeup, perfumes and hairsprays as they can discolor the stones and cause a sticky residue to build up.

• Store your pieces separately from other jewelry so there are no scratches or damage to your piece.

By caring for your Swarovski jewelry correctly, you will have a glamorous piece that will last you for many years to come with all of the shimmer and sparkle you love.

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  1. I have a Swarovski necklace, and I haven’t cleaned it yet – now I know how. Also, good to know to keep it away from chlorine !!!

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Thank you for these tips. I did not know that you couldn’t use ultra-sonic jewelry machine. However, I usually do what you stated by using warm water and a little soap and I do not wear jewelry in water.

  3. I sometimes make beaded jewelry, and Swarovski crystals are one of my favorites to use–they’re so lovely, and people love receiving them. Thanks for these tips on cleaning them. I have an ultrasonic cleaner but have never used it; now I’m even more wary of it!

  4. Julie Wood says:

    These are very good tips for keeping Swarovski Cystal clean. I am glad to know that it is not that hard to keep clean, and that if it is dirty just using warm water and mild soap to keep it clean. I need a lint free cloth!

  5. Sandy Cain says:

    I love Swarovski crystals. Sadly, I learned the hard way a few years ago NOT to put it in the ultrasonic! Wish I had read these tips before! Thanks for posting them, hopefully you’ll save someone from making the same mistake I did !

  6. I usually wear my Swarovski jewelry while out and then take it off as soon as I get home. Mine still looks faily good without cleaning, but I might have to give that a whirl! Thanks for the cleaning tips!

  7. ellen beck says:

    Great tips!! I also have one more way to clean jewelry and it is something my Mom told me. I thought she was nuts, but using a denture cleansing tablet works wonders. I got grime and oil on my jewelry and it took it completely off.

  8. md Kennedy says:

    I love my Swarovsky jewelry – but I never thought about how to clean it. Thanks for the great tips.

  9. I’m ahead of the game: no swimming, hairspray or perfume use. I only have earrings and they get hung up as soon as I get home. Actually I swim 3 times a week, but never wear earrings like some ladies I’ve seen.

  10. Thanks. I’m never really sure how to clean any jewelry. I have a love for swarovski from living in Europe.

  11. Wow some really great tips here. I really like the one about putting your jewelry on after you spray your hair and put on perfume. I really need to follow this tip thanks for the great cleaning directions too I really need to get some of that jewelry cloth.