Cartier is known for its beautiful jewellery, which is always of the finest quality. The Cartier Love bracelet is an iconic piece that became popular in the 1960s. To keep it in pristine condition, owners need to consider how to clean and polish the precious metals and gemstones in the bracelet.
Prepare to Clean a Cartier Love Bracelet
Regular cleaning of the Cartier Love bracelet is recommended to ensure that it looks beautiful and elegant for decades. Owners should never use toothpaste or other abrasive cleaners on Cartier jewellery because these can leave behind unattractive scratches. Before cleaning, wearers must remove their Cartier Love bracelet by using the customised screwdriver to loosen the two side screws and then slide the two halves of the bracelet apart.
Cleaning Your Silver Cartier Love Bracelet
For a basic level of cleaning, owners can rinse a silver Cartier bracelet with warm water and pat it dry. For a deep clean, owners can apply a small amount of silver cleaning paste and wipe the bracelet with a clean, soft cloth.
Cleaning Your Gold Cartier Love Bracelet
Gold Cartier bracelets are easy to maintain with just a few simple steps. They should soak the bracelet in 1/2 litre of warm water mixed with a few drops of mild washing-up liquid for 15 minutes. The bracelet is then ready for a gentle scrub using a soft bristled toothbrush. Finally, owners should rinse the bracelet and dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Your Diamond Cartier Love Bracelet
To clean a Cartier bracelet with diamonds, owners should prepare a soaking solution with 4 tablespoons of ammonia and 1/5 litre of warm water. They should scrub the bracelet gently with a soft bristled toothbrush. Finally, they should rinse it in warm water and allow the piece to air dry.
Polishing Your Cartier Love Bracelet
Cartier Love bracelets can lose their shine over the years. If it is impossible to return this shine by cleaning the bracelet at home, owners may need to seek help from a professional polishing service. This level of polishing does not change the shape of the bracelet, but it removes an extremely fine layer of metal. For this reason, Cartier does not recommend this type of polishing for the Love bracelet more than twice in its lifetime.