Jewelry cleaning: the easy and cheap way

Jewelry cleaning: the easy and cheap way

There’s no need to spend money on fancy jewelry cleaning solutions. You can save money cleaning your jewelry at home using things you would find in any kitchen or bathroom.

clean your silver jewelry

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with mild soap and warm water to restore shine and shine to silver jewelry. Avoid immersing your sterling silver jewelry in jewelry cleaning baths, they should be cleaned by hand. Use a soft cloth to polish your silver jewelry to a nice, clean shine.

Cleaning your diamond rings and jewelry

Use a solution of six parts water and one part ammonia. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or toothpick to remove any dirt or particles from crevices. Rinse well with water and dry with a soft cloth.

Cleaning gold, platinum and other precious stones jewelry

Use a mild dishwashing solution, such as Ivory. Soak the jewelry in this solution for a few minutes, then gently brush away any dirt with a soft brush. Rinse with warm water and air dry or buff with a soft cloth. Be sure not to soak soft stones like turquoise, amber, or lapis lazuli, as soaking can damage their polish. For particularly dirty gold jewelry, soak it in alcohol or ammonia before cleaning.

cleaning beads

A mild soap and water solution works well to clean pearls. Then dry with a soft cloth.

Cleaning jewelery and rhinestones

Use a soft brush to sweep up dirt and dust. Use a window cleaner, such as Windex, sprayed on a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the surface of the stones. Also try an alcohol swab to get into small spaces.

With just a few minutes of care, your jewelry will shine like new!

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