Who knew that we would be using hand sanitizer so much? And is all that hand sanitizer harming your jewelry? No, it isn’t – in most cases. Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and completely safe for most jewelry. However, you should keep it away from any stone that is dyed or porous and also pearls.
The products you should be more concerned about contain bleach. Anything with bleach in it can harm gold and silver jewelry. Bleach will tarnish silver and dissolve gold. Those prongs that hold your diamond are particularly vulnerable. So, if you plan to clean with a product that contains bleach take your rings off first. If your rings are platinum you don’t have to worry. Bleach won’t harm platinum.