How to Clean Swarovski Crystal

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Things You'll Need

  • Cotton gloves

  • Soft, lint-free cloths

  • Water

  • Swarovski cleaning kit

Since 1895, Austria-based Swarovski has been a global leader in the production of cut crystal. The signature crystals adorn light fixtures and chandeliers, paperweights, ornaments and jewelry. Clean crystal with ordinary household items, or purchase a Swarovski cleaning kit to keep the crystal sparkling.


Cotton Glove Method

Step 1

Put on a pair of cotton gloves to prevent fingerprints from marking the crystal.

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Step 2

Polish the crystal piece gently with a soft, lint-free cloth. Rub the cloth in small circles over the crystal piece to remove surface dirt, dust and smudges.

Step 3

Moisten the cloth with lukewarm water, then wipe the crystal piece gently with the damp cloth to remove embedded dirt and debris. Dry the piece with a clean cloth to remove any moisture.

Swarovski Cleaning Kit

Step 1

Put on the gloves enclosed with the cleaning kit.


Step 2

Dust the piece of crystal with the brush to remove surface dirt and dust.

Step 3

Buff the crystal piece with the polishing cloth, rubbing in small, circular motions.

Step 4

Moisten a lint-free cotton cloth with warm water if the piece needs deeper cleaning. Wipe the crystal with the damp cloth.

Step 5

Buff the crystal piece again with the polishing cloth to remove any excess moisture.


Do not soak your Swarovski crystal piece in water.

Avoid using any harsh or abrasive cleaning products on the crystal.

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