Hello Bling Lovers,
Cleaning rhinestones restores the brilliance of the stones. It can take a dull piece and make it a show stopper. I have been putting all of my vintage rhinestone jewelry into a mild jewelry cleaner, brushing the piece with a small soft toothbrush and then drying the piece. I use a hairdryer to make sure the piece is really dry. After that I leave the piece to air dry just to make sure water does not remove glue or othr wise damage the piece.
BUT I keep seeing warnings about foil backs on rhinestones being removed or damaged by dipping the pieces. I also see suggestions that the piece simply be wiped or brushed gently with a cotton swab. What do you think? Look at at the wonderful results I have gotten. Nothing seems easy. Bernie berniesvintage.com