Clean stainless steel jewelry using warm water, mild dish soap and a soft lint-free cloth. Wipe the jewelry in a gentle fashion until it is clean, and buffer along the polish lines. Wipe away any soap reside with a clean cloth, and allow the piece to dry.
When cleaning the jewelry, use a small bowl for the cleaning solution. After the cleaning process, use a jewelry cloth or polish to add extra shine to the jewelry. Using toothpaste can remove blemishes, but the abrasiveness of the toothpaste is a drawback. Use a nonwhitening toothpaste without silica, and use a soft cloth when applying the paste. Rinse the piece when finished. Using a stainless steel cleaner is another option.