Cleaning Pendants for Men: Tips and Tricks

Posted by on 9/15/2015

Now that pendants for men are one of the hottest types of accessories on the market, many men are trying to figure out how to best maintain the look of their pendants. Fortunately, cleaning men’s pendants is straightforward and simple. While your methodology and the cleaning agent for your pendant will depend somewhat on its specific materials and designs, a few general rules of cleaning jewelry almost always hold true. Here are our tips and tricks for getting your pendants for men clean (and keeping them that way).

Less is more when it comes to cleaning. Most pendants for men require just an occasional buff with a soft cloth or rag to get rid of any surface debris. For more persistent surface materials or a deeper clean, you can easily make your own cleansing solution at home.  Just add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid soap to warm water, and apply the mixture to your pendants for men using a soft cloth. If your pendant has an intricate design or any hard to reach places, use a soft bristled toothbrush to get into crevices. Once you’ve cleaned your pendant to your satisfaction, rinse off the solution with warm water and pat it dry with a soft cloth. From there you can give your pendant a gentle polish with a dry buffing cloth.

Of course, you will always want to check into any additional restrictions based on the exact metal or material of your pendant necklace. While this mild cleansing solution can be applied to most precious and contemporary materials, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. There are also store-bought solutions for cleaning pendants for men which will list what materials they are best used for.

Precaution is the best policy. A simple way to cut your time spent cleaning jewelry in half is to be mindful of where and how you wear your pendants for men. Most pendants should not be worn in hot tubs or pools on account of the chlorine, nor should they come into contact with harsh chemicals that may be found in household cleaners. Showering with your pendants for men is also inadvisable, as it may hasten tarnish in oxidization-prone materials like sterling silver. If you are taking part of any activity that will have you sweating profusely, you should probably remove your pendant first.

Keep them safe and secure. When not wearing your pendant, try to store it somewhere where it will not only resist getting tangled, but where it is less likely to get scratched or stained. Specific jewelry storage units with hanging hooks are great, or you can keep it by itself in a jewelry bag somewhere where it is unlikely to get crushed or repeatedly jostled.

By following these quick guidelines, you can keep your pendants for men looking beautiful for years to come.