Practical tips to clean and preserve Murano glass jewels

 

Murano glass jewels are generally divided into three categories:

 

  • Jewelery in glass and metal.
  • Murano glass and steel jewelry.
  • Jewelry in glass and 925 silver.

 

Murano glass and metal jewelry

 

These jewelery products are generally composed of Murano glass and hypoallergenic metal components.
More frequently, metals can be brass, zamak or bronze, covered with a more or less generous layer of precious metal called galvanic.

Precisely in order not to risk ruining this thin layer of electroplating it is important to keep metal parts away from corrosive products.

 

My advice is therefore:

 

  • Remove the jewels to go to the beach or to the pool.
  • Avoid contact with creams, perfumes, lacquer and household cleaning products.
  • Clean only the glass parts with a microfibre cloth and water with mild soap.
  • If not worn, store the jewelry in their packaging.

 

 

 

Murano glass and steel jewelry 

These jewelery products are generally more resistant than those in galvanized metal. Steel, especially if made of stainless steel or 316 L type, is more resistant than galvanized metal.

 

However, it does not mean eternal more resistant. Even steel jewelry in the long run can be ruined and steel oxidized (also because most of the steel used for low-cost jewelery is not of the best qualities).

 

My suggestions are therefore those of:

 

  • Avoid contact with creams, perfumes, lacquer and household cleaning products.
  • Clean the glass parts with a microfibre cloth and water with mild soap.
  • To polish the steel parts you can create a paste with water and baking soda. Then pass it over the steel parts with a brush, making sure to rinse well and dry the jewel perfectly.
  • NEVER use silver products on steel. They can leave indelible stains.
  • If not worn, store the jewelry in their packaging.

 

 

Murano glass and 925 silver jewelry

 

A large part of the production of Murano glass jewelery sees the glass matched with 925 silver.

 

To keep perfect a jewel in Murano glass and 925 silver over time, I recommend to follow the rules for any jewel in 925 silver:

  • Avoid contact with creams, perfumes, lacquer and household cleaning products.
  • Clean the jewel with a microfibre cloth and water with neutral soap, possibly using a small brush for details.
  • In the case of natural silver oxidation, common silver cleaning products can be used (the product will not damage the glass parts).
  • If not worn, store the jewelry in their packaging.