Swarovski ornaments are a beautiful treasure that can be passed down through generations when properly cared for. To keep your crystal ornament looking beautiful throughout the years, it’s important to clean it properly to prevent the signature sparkle from fading over time. Here are a few tips for cleaning your Swarovski ornaments correctly.
Many cleaning solutions are too abrasive for the delicate nature of crystal, so it’s important to use certain solutions to clean the ornaments. Some people use baby wipes to shine the crystals, while others prefer using mild dish soap. You can also make a cleaning solution using a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 tablespoon of dish soap mixed in 3/4 cups of water. This is a good soaking solution to help lift dirt and dust. Regular white toothpaste can also be used to clean the crystal. There is also a solution specifically made for Swarovski crystals that’s both effective and safe.
It’s important to use the right cloth or brushes when cleaning Swarovski crystal. Very soft bristled brushes can be used to apply the solution directly to the crystal, or you can use a clean microfiber cloth to clean the crystal and then another to dry and polish. Another important consideration is gloves. You should use clean cotton gloves when handling the crystal, which are available in Swarovski cleaning kits.
If you’re doing just regular maintenance on the ornaments, you may be able to just polish the crystal with a lint-free cloth rather than using cleaning solution and water. But if your ornaments require more intense cleaning you’ll probably need to soak the crystal in a cleaning solution for a few minutes and then scrub with a soft brush. If you’re using baby wipes, you’ll gently roll the crystal back and forth until it’s shiny. With each kind of cleaning solution, rinse the crystal thoroughly with water afterwards. Be sure to only clean one item at a time to prevent multiple crystals from scratching each other. Then you can place the ornaments on a flat surface to dry. You can buff the crystal with either your gloves or a soft cloth. Store the crystal in their original boxes, if possible.