Any Toolmonger would rather spend his or her stash on a tool than on professional jewelry cleaning, so when we ran across the Jewel Jet, we thought of you. It’s a tabletop unit that blasts your jewelry with a jet of steam to remove all the dirt that packs-in under and around stones. In short, it puts the bling back in your bling bling. And as it’s a tool you own, you’ll spend once and clean over and over — a big improvement over throw-away one-off services.
Yes, it does look like the Rocketeer’s expresso machine or a infomercial juicer. But it is simple to operate. Just fill it with 8 oz. of water, plug it in, and the light will indicate when it’s ready to use — usually about 3 minutes. It works with ordinary tap water and requires no chemicals or additives. A push of the button located on the top of the steamer brings forth a powerful blast of steam which (after cleaning) evaporates immediately, so no drying is needed.
And, at $99 it’d only take a dozen or so cleanings to pay for itself at that price.