Irene Davis' Offers 11 Emergency Jewelry Cleaning Tips

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Eirny offers emergency jewelry cleaning tips online. Trained as an archaeologist and artist, Irene Davis (Eirny) combines historic recreation of metal, glass, and stone, art jewelry, with a deep historic interest in one-of-a-kind pieces.

Art and jewelry creations from Eirny's The Treasury blogs about metal and glass creations of mixed media artist Irene Davis

Window cleaning solutions, like Windex brand cleaner, do an amazing job restoring brilliance to diamonds - a trick taught to me by a upscale store owner!, the alter-ego of mixed media metal and glass artist Irene Davis, producer of handmade metal and glass jewelry, announces the availability of easy-to-use emergency jewelry cleaning tips for all types of jewelry. The online guide to using common household items to clean jewelry is available for download at

According to Eirny’s – The Treasury, Owner Ms. Davis observed, “most every person who wears jewelry finds themselves in a fix with dirty jewelry just as they’re about to leave for an important meeting or social outing. There are a great many ways to make short work of removing tarnish and grime from jewelry of all types. Of course, awareness of what metals and stones make up the jewelry is crucial – some cleaners can damage and even destroy hard-to-replace soft stones like turquoise and opals.” Lacking immediate access to cleaners and polishes - common household cleaners, cooking ingredients, and even toothpaste to put the sparkle back in jewelry.

Davis went on to say that she had started in jewelry production in 1974 as a production jeweler making full inlay silver and stone jewelry. She commented “in those days coral and turquoise were sometimes treated to make them harder because the quality of stone was dropping. Now most “turquoise” jewelry is made with resin-stabilized stones making them more resistant to cleaners.” Davis went to explain that grandmother’s old Indian jewelry is probably made with untreated turquoise, so don’t use harsh chemicals on heirloom southwestern jewelry. “Ironically, older southwestern jewelry was often made using sawdust as a shock absorbent backing to the stone. Just getting these pieces wet will damage the jewelry” added Davis.


Eirny – The Treasury is the online blog for Irene Davis’ metal and glass creations. Featuring cast and assembled metal objects; lamp worked glass beads; and small sculptures, Eirny focuses on historic recreations, reproductions, and modern art jewelry. Fine dress accessories include handmade glass buttons, dress and veil pins, and Historic Reproduction Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon, English and French artifacts. Modern accessories are made using a wide variety of materials including silver, bronze, copper, and gold.

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