We all love our jewelry. But keeping them looking good as the day you bought can be challenging. There are some jewelry cleaners, but they are unnecessarily expensive. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can use to clean and keep your jewelry shining, at home. All you need is a little time and things you already have at home.
Vinegar is one of the most useful things in your home. It can clean many things, but especially white vinegar is great for gemstones and gold (Do not use any other kind of vinegar for jewelry).
Pour enough white vinegar to cover your jewelry into a bowl or jar. Soak your jewelry into vinegar and wait 15 minutes and move it around every few minutes after that.
When it is done scrub your jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Wash it with clean water and let it dry.
You can use beer to make solid gold other jewelry (minus any gemstones) shine.
Pour a bit of beer onto a soft cloth and rub your jewelry gently with it (Do not use dark ale). When it is done dry the jewelry with another clean, soft cloth.
Vodka is great for clean any kind of glass or crystal gemstones on jewelry.
You could dip a cloth into vodka and wipe the crystal on your jewelry for a few minutes to get it sparkling again. You can also use this for your eyeglasses.
If you have a tarnished silver ring, silver bracelet, or silver earring, dunk it in a bowl of ketchup for a few minutes. Also, you can use a toothbrush to work ketchup into the crevices. But be careful, leaving the ketchup on any longer than necessary can damage the silver. After a few minutes wash your jewelry with clean water and dry it completely.
Toothpaste can be very useful when you want to clean up on your jewelry quickly. Mix a tablespoon of warm water and an inch of toothpaste together form a loose paste. This paste is mildly abrasive for works direct and grimes off. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to do not scratch your jewelry. Rinse well once you are done.
SOAP AND WATER
This is a little old fashioned way, but it works to remove most dirt and grime. Soap and water are ideal for stones that are porous and soft, like pearls.
Combine some warm water and few drops of detergent or dish soap. Dip your jewelry into this solution. Wipe with a soft cloth, wash off the soap, and make sure it completely dry.
Antacids are taken to relieve heartburn or indigestion caused by stomach acid. But you can also use antacids to keep your jewelry sparkling clean.
Put two tablets into a glass of warm water and wait for it to get fizzy. Soak your jewelry into this water. After a couple of minutes rinse your jewelry and dry with a soft cloth.
You can make shine tarnished silver jewelry by using aluminum foil. Silver responds well to aluminum foil, so you use this chemical process.
Cover inside of a bowl with aluminum foil. Fill this owl with warm water and combine it with one spoon of bleach-free powdered detergent or baking soda. Soak your jewelry into this bowl. This solution causes a chemical process known as ion exchange. After one or two minutes rinse the jewelry thoroughly and dry completely.
Maybe you are using ammonia to clean floors like most people. It is very effective in your house, but besides that ammonia is one of the most effective jewelry cleaners. Especially, it makes diamonds on your jewelry very shiny.
Mix a full cup of warm water and ¼ cup of ammonia together in a bowl. Soak your jewelry with diamond into this. Wait for about 15 minutes. When it is done scrub the jewelry with a soft toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly once you are done and make sure dry it well before wear.
Taking the risk can be hard. In fact, some jewelry such as delicate gemstones cannot be boiled. But solid metal jewelry, such as gold rings, gold bracelets, or gold earrings can be boiled without harming them. Just make sure that gold is not cold before putting it into boiling water.
First, boil some water. Put your jewelry into a bowl and pour the boiled water over it. Slowly pour enough water to cover the jewelry completely. Wait until the water cools. After the water cools scrub your jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush and lets it dry.