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Old 04-16-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Carteret, NJ
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I get all my earrings from Piercing Pagoda.

How do I clean my stud earrings? I just need to know how to clean the earring itself, I can do backs without a problem. Is there a solution that I can use? Or something else that I can try to clean the earring? I tried rubbing alcohol and the earrings still come out with all the gunk on it.
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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Are they gold, silver, do they have stones?

I always put mine in peroxide and let them soak. Then take a toothbrush to them.
You can also use hot water with dawn dish soap and a toothbrush.
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Carteret, NJ
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Are they gold, silver, do they have stones?

I always put mine in peroxide and let them soak. Then take a toothbrush to them.
You can also use hot water with dawn dish soap and a toothbrush.
It has one big stone, and part that goes through ear is silver (along with how the stone is held together by stud).
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Old 04-16-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hot soapy water is what I use. Soak them for a while so the gunk loosens up and just rub it off with your fingers or a soft toothbrush if need be. BTW: Put the plug in the sink so you don't lose any of the small parts.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:22 PM
 
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peroxide should get rid of the skin/oil, kills bacteria

if you have other things on it... stop rubbing your ears where they dont belong

the alcohol may be taking off whatever coating it has on it, not sure about quality of those earrings
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:23 AM
 
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Wash your hands, next, grab hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad. If your piercing technician gave you a sanitizing formula specifically for your piercing, use that.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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If the earrings have rhinestones with gold foiled backs, do not immerse them in water. The foil will come off and they won't sparkle. Use a toothpick to remove gunk and clean with an alchol dampened q-tip.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Try soaking for 10 minutes in Coca Cola. I did that with a badly tarnished silver ring this weekend, and the result was amazing.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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You can clean good jewelry with a mixture of one part ammonia to two parts warm water. It will bring back the sparkle.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Groznia
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I get all my earrings from Piercing Pagoda.

How do I clean my stud earrings? I just need to know how to clean the earring itself, I can do backs without a problem. Is there a solution that I can use? Or something else that I can try to clean the earring? I tried rubbing alcohol and the earrings still come out with all the gunk on it.
you can purchase a cleaning solution from most jewelers...it should be a soaking solution of compound of "Thiuram mix Diazolidinyl urea Imidazolidinyl urea or Budesonide Tixocortol-21-pivalate Quinoline" but if these scare you because of California's Proven cancer risks then I hear that warm water and little soap work just the same...
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