How to Clean Earrings

Tips to maintain the beauty of your precious earrings.

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Fans of earrings know the power they hold when it comes to making a style statement. From the large ones to dainty pieces, they are fashion staples that command attention. They are an essential part of everyday wear which means they get a lot of use. This means it’s very easy for them to accumulate dirt and smudges in the long run.

You deserve to have your precious earrings collection in the best shape so we’ve put together this helpful guide for you. Follow these steps so that you can proudly show them off while you are out and about, or for when you keep them in your earring display platforms at home.

Use a microfiber cloth for quick clean-ups

Found small smudges or fingerprints on your earrings? Sometimes all it takes are a few quick swipes of microfiber cloth to your precious earrings. This is similar to those used for cleaning eyeglasses. We recommend this type of cloth as it won’t leave a scratch or loose fiber to your jewelry’s surface.

Disinfect with hydrogen peroxide

Dirt can easily accumulate in the nooks and crannies of earrings when left for some time. For a deeper clean, it’s time to bring out hydrogen peroxide and a few cotton pads for disinfection. If you’re targeting a specific spot, simply soak your pad with hydrogen peroxide and give your pieces a few dabs and rubs to remove stubborn gunk. For an all-over cleaning process, you can soak your earrings in a small cup filled with hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes then transfer them to a new cup with hot water for rinsing.

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Keep things simple with mild dish soap and water

For earrings with gemstones, it’s best to keep things simple and straightforward. The process depends on the type of gemstone being cleaned. For example, you can’s soak turquoise in soapy water as turquoise absorbs water which can soften it over time. Instead, what you can do is to use a microfiber cloth moistened with soapy water and use it to clean your turquoise pieces. The same procedure applies to pearls, but amethyst can be soaked in soapy water.

Have a look at this article to see more tips on cleaning precious stones and minerals.

Use household items for simple cleaning jobs

For quick touch-ups, use a clean toothbrush to remove dirt from your earrings. You can also use cotton buds and toothpicks which can get into hard-to-reach areas.

Ultrawave Jewelry Cleaner Machine
Ultrawave Jewelry Cleaner Machine*

Invest in a jewelry cleaner machine

But if you want a no-mess way to clean your earring collection, give yourself the gift of a jewelry cleaner machine today. In fact, you can use this for the rest of your jewelry pieces so you’ll be saving yourself the extra work needed to clean and disinfect them. We believe this is a must-buy for every jewelry lover.

Now that you’ve gotten your earrings all spic and span, we bet you’re proud to show them on display at home. And for that, we have these lovely multiple earring display tools ready for you to explore. Happy shopping!

*Available on the Nile Corp website.

A 5-Point Checklist for Online Jewelry Business Owners

Now is the perfect time to make your mark on the internet.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily commerce, changing the way people buy and sell things. For months, people relied solely on online shopping platforms to get their needs. This has opened opportunities for entrepreneurs, small and large alike, to sell their merchandise on the internet.

Jewelers were no different. Many brick and mortar jewelry shops also opened their own online stores to go where the buyers were. At present, while stay-at-home restrictions vary across states, many sellers are staying put online.

As online sellers ourselves, we know the challenges they face on the internet. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist to help jewelry entrepreneurs find success in this vast market landscape.

1. Make sure customers can find you online

Securing a store location and putting up signage is how brick and mortars announce their presence in the market, but how about businesses online?

On the internet, businesses find space by getting indexed by a search engine. Because people use platforms such as Google to look up any information, it is a must to have your business included in its listings. But that’s not all ー mere inclusion on the world’s go-to search engine is not enough. You need to make sure your website can be found on the engine’s first page results to capture your target audience. Investing in search engine optimization (SEO) will solve that issue.

2. Review your site’s navigation

Making sure you are on search engines so that potential buyers can find you online is one thing; checking to see if your own products are easy to find inside your website is another. It helps to periodically review your interface, as well as the process that goes into buying your items to see if they are easy or hard to get around with.

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3. Have an active presence on social media

For many businesses, especially those that started during the pandemic, social media is where they first found their footing. If that’s the case for your jewelry business, now’s not the time to slack off. People are online a lot these days so you shouldn’t miss out on building your presence on social media.

4. Create images that aim to entice and inspire

Speaking of establishing your social media presence, jewelry businesses should target those that are photo-heavy like Instagram and Pinterest, but sites like Facebook are good too. Make sure to take beautiful pictures of your merchandise so people can see what you’re selling. Don’t be afraid to be as creative as much as you want with these photos! A great concept partnered with the right jewelry display tools and props helps deliver the sales you need. Check out our latest offerings of easels and stands which you can incorporate to your photoshoots when promoting your products on social media and on your website.

There’s another perk to producing fantastic images for your brand. Great photos get republished, making it an effective form of word-of-mouth marketing. Likewise, on Pinterest where images are shared by users, this also adds SEO juice to your website helping you rank better on search engines.

5. Take a good look at your reviews

People say a lot online, and they have a lot to say if a product is good or not. Taking the time to read reviews left by your customers is a great way to check whether you’re delivering what you promised or not. Think of it as a form of customer service for your public and use it to thank them for their support or resolve issues they may have with your jewelry merchandise.

We want each and every one of our customers to succeed in business. That’s why we remain committed to our promise to only deliver top-notch jewelry display tools to the market. Have a look to see what we have to offer today.

Your Best Options for Jewelry Display Cases

Let us help you find the right picks for these retail store essentials.

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When you’re selling precious items like jewelry, you need to make sure you are doing what you can to protect their beauty and value. This is especially the right tactic for fine jewelry which can fetch prices up to millions of dollars. Of course, you still need to find a way to showcase them to potential buyers and that’s where jewelry display cases become most beneficial.

With a glass top that provides a clear view for customers to see the merchandise, every serious jewelry entrepreneur must invest in these cases.

Let’s look at the choices:

Wooden Display Storage Case with Tempered Glass Lid for Jewelry and Beads with 18 Compartments Tray, Oak Color

Wooden Display Storage Case with Tempered Glass Lid for Jewelry and Beads with 18 Compartments Tray, Oak Color

You won’t go wrong with this fine piece of jewelry case that’s ready for retail and home use. Made out of wood in oak color, the case has a simple, timeless charm which makes it a sure fit for any retail design concept. It’s also perfect for large collections as it is ready to accommodate up to 18 jewelry pieces and stones. A metal safety clasp in the front secures the case so you can be assured that your items won’t fall off.

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Gray Burlap Linen Metal Clip Jewelry Display Case with Glass Top Lid

Gray Burlap Linen Metal Clip Jewelry Display Case with Glass Top Lid

For a more modern yet no less appealing choice, this gray burlap-lined jewelry display case is our recommendation. We love this for its versatility as you can tweak and rearrange its dividers to accommodate different sizes and types of jewelry. Thanks to its tempered glass top, potential buyers can easily view and make their picks from your jewelry collection.

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Aluminum Glass Top Jewelry Display Case

Aluminum Glass Top Jewelry Display Case

Now, this is the perfect case to bring for traveling to craft shows and other jewelry events. With a sturdy handle to make it easy to carry, it also features glass tops and sides which allows for easy viewing from any angles.

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Natural Wood Glass Top Jewelry Display Case Accessories Storage Box with Metal Clasp

Natural Wood Glass Top Jewelry Display Case Accessories Storage Box with Metal Clasp

Going for a rustic look for your store? This would make for a nice addition to your jewelry shop’s interiors. Feel free to display all sorts of jewelry inside but do make sure to still keep things neat and uncluttered by maintaining space between your jewelry items. With its sturdy metal clasp and hinges, you can be assured that your precious jewelry merchandise will remain safe inside.

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Glass Top Wood Jewelry Display Case, 50 Gem Jars

Glass Top Wood Jewelry Display Case, 50 Gem Jars

Looking for a case to hold loose stones? This case is the right pick for that. Inside this case is a foam pad liner and 50 individual gem jars, perfect to hold and protect gemstones and rocks. The jars are removable so you can make adjustments to their placement inside the case.

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Each one of these items is available from the Nile Corp website, so why not stop by and purchase a case or two today?