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by Jesus Zabala - 5 min read

How to Clean Playboy Necklace

Jewelry is the best way to make a statement in your styling, and wearing hand-made pieces can emphasize your unique style. If you are a fan of Playboy necklaces, it's essential to take proper care of them. So, if you want to know how to clean Playboy necklace, you have to learn the proper techniques to keep that long-lasting shine.

Fear not. In this article, you'll find out the best thing you can do to keep your Playboy necklaces like new and wear them for a long time. 

Cleaning Playboy Necklace

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How to Clean Playboy Necklace 

Playboy necklaces are associated with style, fun, and culture. These iconic pieces of jewelry, decorated with the famous Playboy bunny symbol, require proper care to maintain their stunning appearance.

Among our collection, you’ll find the Playboy necklace sterling silver, mixed metal necklaces, and 24k golden necklaces. Even though they differ in material and style, the cleaning routine is almost the same for each piece of jewelry.

Before I start the step-by-step guide on how to clean your Playboy necklace effectively, here is a list of all the essential tools and products you'll need to keep that bling shiny.

  • Mild dish soap or jewelry cleaner. Opt for a gentle, non-abrasive cleaner because harsh chemicals can damage the necklace. 
  • A soft-bristled toothbrush or a small, soft brush that will help you reach the tricky areas of the necklace.
  • Soft microfiber or jewelry-polishing cloth is ideal for gently wiping and drying the necklace.
  • Warm or lukewarm water, but not hot, as excessive heat can damage the necklace.
  • Small bowl or container for mixing the cleaning solution.

Now, let's begin!

Start with the cleaning solution

As mentioned, the best way to clean a Playboy necklace is with mild dish soap or a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner. Even though materials like gold and stainless steel hardly rust or tarnish, there are products with harsh chemicals that can damage the necklace.

After you fill the container with lukewarm water, add a few drops of the dish soap or the solution and mix it until it is well combined. 

Start with the cleaning solution
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Let the necklace soak

The next step is to let the necklace soak, so the solution can do its magic. Ensure the necklace is fully submerged, and let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Any dirt, oils, and debris accumulated on the necklace will dissolve during this time.

Gently scrub 

After the soaking period, remove the necklace and scrub the pendant and chain. Be careful not to scratch the surface of the necklace. To avoid this accident, use a soft brush and make gentle circular motions. 

Additionally, pay attention to the hard-to-reach areas and crevices to remove any remaining dirt or residue. 

Gently scrub
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Rinse the necklace

Thoroughly rinse the necklace under running lukewarm water to remove any traces of the cleaning solution. Make sure to rinse all parts of the pendant and chain to remove the soap completely.

Rinse the necklace
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Dry and polish 

Using a soft microfiber or jewelry polishing cloth, gently pat dry the necklace and be careful not to rub forcefully, as it may cause scratches. After the drying, put the necklace to air dry for a few minutes to ensure all moisture is gone. 

Lastly, use a polishing paste and carefully read the instructions before starting the process.

Store it properly

Once the necklace is completely dry, store it in a clean, dry place away from sunlight and moisture. Consider getting a jewelry box or a soft pouch to protect it from potential scratches or damage. 

Store it properly
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How to Clean Playboy Necklace: Homemade Solutions

If soap and water don't work on your necklace, you can make your own DIY solutions with natural ingredients to bring back that precious shine. 

These cleaning solutions are simple and made with ingredients we all have in our pantries. I’m talking about the following "magic" combinations:

Lemon and olive oil mixture

  • Mix 1/2 cup of lemon juice and one tablespoon of olive oil
  • Use a clean cloth with the solution and gently rub the silver until it shines
  • Rinse and dry

Vinegar and baking soda mixture

  • Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Let your necklace soak in the mixture for two to three hours 
  • Rinse, dry, and polish 


  • Put a small amount of diluted toothpaste on a soft-bristle brush and gently clean the Playboy necklace
  • Ensure that the toothpaste is not a whitening formula
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse and dry

Note: These DIY pastes can’t be used on the 24k gold Playboy necklace because the ingredients involved can be harsh for a sensitive material like gold.

Necklace Cleaning Tips

Now that you know how to clean a Playboy necklace, you have to know some tips and tricks for your next jewelry cleaning spree.

  • Clean your necklace regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt and oils.
  • Avoid wearing the necklace while engaging in activities that can expose it to harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.
  • Remove the necklace before showering, swimming, or participating in water-related activities, as water can damage it.
  • Avoid exposing the necklace to excessive heat or sunlight, as it can cause the gold to fade or lose its shine.
  • Store different types of necklace materials in separate places. That's how you'll prevent future tarnish. Plus, it's a more convenient way to organize your jewelry. 
  • Never rub alcohol on your necklaces because it may cause rust and tarnish.

By following these simple steps and maintaining a regular cleaning routine, you can keep your Playboy necklace looking as radiant and beautiful as the day you bought it. 

Now that you know how to clean your Playboy necklace properly, you can invest in a good piece of jewelry from JewelryLab without worrying about losing its value and beauty. 

Necklace Cleaning Tips

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Taking good care of your Playboy necklace is crucial for preserving its beauty and longevity. By following my step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to clean Playboy necklace like a pro, and you will give your jewelry a good makeover. 

Before starting, remember to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, lukewarm water, and mild dish soap. Also, you can use non-abrasive polishing paste and give an extra shine to your necklace. 

Don't use alcohol because it can cause tarnish, and keep your jewelry organized by its material.

Remember, with regular cleaning and proper maintenance, your Playboy necklace will continue to shine and make a bold statement for years to come.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.