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Rhinestones, even currently made ones, are not all of one quality.
Rhinestones, old ones, were not all of one quality and may have been subjected to different elements, including fumes from the woods, cardboards where they were stored, also body oils, sweat and who knows what else .
Some people use a dental pick, a pick, or a knife blade.
Whatever you use, be careful that you are not scratching the finish or plating, as this will allow deterioration to begin from that point.
Depending upon the piece of jewelry, it may need only a light polishing with this cloth.
Click on "Polishing Cloths" just above this paragraph. Brush the piece with a soft, clean brush (like a makeup brush) to get the dust from the crevices.
Sparklz puts her thumb over the rhinestone at the same time to keep it from flying away.
Sometimes brushing is all that is needed, if so, stop there. A bit of Windex Glass & Surface cleaner (cuts the grease and doesn't have any waxes in it) or similar product or mildly soapy water sprayed onto a VERY SOFT, worn-out toothbrush, or a soft T-shirt type material.She also believes that the damage may not be apparent for some time, the theory being that small amounts of moisture trapped under the rhinestones contribute to the loosening/deterioration of the foil on the back of the rhinestone. So the main purpose in making these statements is to give you an awareness that ANYTHING YOU DO TO A COSTUME JEWELRY PIECE MAY EITHER HELP PRESERVE IT OR CONTRIBUTE TO ITS DETERIORATION.Having seen new rhinestone pieces that have considerable darkening, she also thinks that the original quality of the rhinestone contributes to its good condition or lack thereof. Sparklz hopes you will read the entire page, but if you are looking for specific information, you can go directly to these subjects: CLEANING RHINESTONES REMOVING RHINESTONES SETTING RHINESTONES GLUES POLISHING CLOTHS & COMPOUNDS ABOUT LOUPES JUMP RINGS PIN BACKS/STEMS GREEN GUNK RHINESTONE & SUPPLIES SOURCES EXPERT REPAIRS Before you read this section, you might want to drop down to the Polishing Cloths section and have a look at Sunshine Cloths.Be careful of those aurora borealis stones..will scratch.Sometimes the cloth is easier, faster, and you don't have to worry as much about excess moisture.
If it flips a mist into the air, it is still too wet. Some people turn the piece upside down while brushing and leave it that way a half hour to be sure it is really dry.