Tips For Cleaning Your Jewelry

1. Platinum and Diamonds – Baking Soda, Salt, Warm Water, Soft Tooth Brush

Line a bowl with a piece of foil and fill with warm water, salt, and dish soap. Dip your soft-bristled toothbrush into water and then into the baking soda creating a paste. Scrub pieces lightly. Ultrasoft bristles or a soft, lint-free cloth will let you stay on the safe side—that super old band t-shirt of your ex’s will work fine. This method can be used on harder stones and metals, like diamonds and platinum, but should be avoided for softer metals like silver and gold, as well as for pearls,

2. Silver Jewelry in Hot Water

Baking soda again makes an appearance here, as soaking silver in a mixture of the poder and hot water is a great way to get rid of tarnish. Remember to line your bowl with foil, though, as the water will get clouded with the tarnish thanks to the ion exchange. No scrubbing needed– just grab a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe away any remaining tarnish.

3. Gold Jewelry

Gold at it’s purest is called 24k gold. If your jewelry is less than 24 karats, this means it’s mixed with other metals (alloys). Contrary to what you might think, that’s not necessarily bad– it simply means it’s harder and more durable. Gold by itself is very soft and prone to scratching, so mixing it with 10 or more parts alloy increases its longevity. 

You’ll want to keep this in mind when cleaning your gold, and make sure you check for a mark indicating its makeup. A jewelry cleaning solution specifically created for gold is a safe and effective way to keep your pieces in good shape, but you can make your own recipe for an at-home shine:

Using gloves, mix a gentle dish detergent (we recommend Dawn) in warm (not hot!) water. Add a few drops of ammonia, and carefully brush with a new, baby-size soft toothbrush. Place in lukewarm water to rinse, then air dry or carefully towel-dry with paper towel or regular cloth.

Jewelry Repair By Mail – How It Works

One of your favorite pieces of jewelry is in need of repair. Maybe it is a special watch that your father gave you. Perhaps it’s that 14kt gold necklace that you got a great deal on at Macy’s.

Fast-Fix, the nation’s leading jewelry repair business, is now offering a mail-in jewelry repair service so that you can repair you favorite pieces of jewelry in the most convenient way possible. How does mail-in jewelry repair work?

It’s simple. Fast-Fix has a straight forward process for mail-in jewelry repair. Our easy online form allows you to tell us a bit about your broken piece of jewelry that needs to be repaired. The form guides you through describing to us what repairs are needed, which allows us to give you an accurate quote.

Once you have a quote from our team at Fast-Fix, we will provide shipping information to our location in Tennessee for you to send your jewelry or watch repairs to our location. A member of our Fast-Fix team will call or email you to confirm we have received it, and within 24-48 hours our technicians will have your jewelry or watch repaired and shipped back to you.

Mail-in jewelry and watch repair services is the perfect service if you have jewelry that needs to be repaired. Simply fill out an online form, send Fast-Fix your repairs, and within days get your beautifully restored piece of jewelry delivered back to your door step.

Fast-Fix is the nation’s leading jewelry repair business with locations all over the country. Our mail-in jewelry repair service provides a convenience and price that can’t be beat. Check out our hundreds of five star reviews on Google and Yelp.

To get started, navigate to our Mail-In Repair section of our website and get started on the online ordering form.

Mail-In Jewelry & Watch Repair

Life gets busy. Between managing your career, spending time with your family, and focusing on other things that you love to do, getting your broken watch repaired can become one of those errands that you just never get around to finding enough time for.

Mail-in watch and jewelry repair is a great solution! The service is intended to give people top quality watch and jewelry repair in a convenient way. The process is very simple. Contact Fast-Fix to tell us a little bit about your broke watch or other piece of jewelry. We’ll give you an accurate quote, from there you just ship us your item/items and our world-class technicians will take it from there. We usually repair and ship your item back to you within 24 hours of receiving it.

Fast-Fix is the leading premier watch and jewelry repair company in the US. Our mail-in jewelry and watch repair services gets you our industry leading attention to detail at a price and convenience that can’t be beat. We have hundreds of 5 star reviews on Yelp and Google and encourage you to call us directly with any questions you have.