Safely clean your marcasite jewelry by rubbing it with a soft, clean washcloth dipped in warm water. Other helpful supplies include a small bowl, pre-treated jewelry cleaning cloth, a hand towel and a soft drying pad. Cleaning marcasite jewelry usually takes several minutes, plus an hour of drying time.
- Assemble the supplies
Fill the bowl with warm water and set it next to the drying pad. Place the hand towel, washcloth and pre-treated jewelry cleaning cloth nearby. Set the jewelry on the drying pad.
- Rub the jewelry with warm water
Dip part of the washcloth in warm water and gently rub each piece of jewelry. Use light strokes; do not scrub.
- Treat serious dirt with a pre-treated jewelry cleaning cloth
Examine the jewelry for stubborn dirt and grease. Spot-treat these areas with a disposable pre-treated jewelry cleaning cloth. Do not use the cloth on other parts of the jewelry. Discard the cloth after use.
- Inspect and repair the marcasite
Repair loose areas of marcasite with small dots of jeweler's epoxy.
- Rinse and dry the jewelry
Rinse the jewelry and pat it dry with a hand towel. Set the pieces on the drying pad and leave them there for at least an hour, then put the jewelry back in its box.