How to clean your jewellery at home

Here are five easy ways to keep your jewellery clean enough to see yourself in it.

How to clean your jewellery at home

Cleaning jewellery often isn’t on the top of many people’s to do lists. However, you might find yourself more likely to keep those diamonds shining bright if you can clean them at home.

We’ll let you in on a little secret – not only can you clean your jewellery using household products – but you probably already have all of these at home. Here are five easy and inexpensive ways to keep your jewellery clean enough to see yourself in it.

  1. White vinegar

For pure silver pieces, mix half a cup of white vinegar with two tablespoons of baking soda and soak for up to three hours. When you remove the jewellery it should look as good as new.

  1. Beer

To clean gold jewellery, use a light coloured beer. Pour a small amount of the beer onto a cloth, before rubbing it over your gold pieces to remove dirt and any tarnishes.

  1. Soda water

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, soda water is diamond’s best friend. Pour a glass of soda water and soak diamonds and any other gemstones it in overnight. When you take them out the next day they should be shining even brighter than before.

  1. Tomato sauce

If the white vinegar hasn’t left your silver pieces shining, it’s time to turn to tomato sauce. Due to it’s high acidity levels, tomato sauce can remove any stubborn grit that may be left behind. Simply apply the ketchup to a toothbrush and start scrubbing.

  1. Vodka

Another option for cleaning diamonds and glass stones is vodka. With its ability to corrode other materials, soak a cloth in vodka and give stones a good scrub to remove any grime or dirt. 





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    Pardelope
    5th Oct 2014
    3:36pm
    Beware - cleaning opals, pearls, and some softer gem stones can cause serious damage.

    Also, be very careful about using ultrasonic cleaning machines (available on-line and at "cheap and cheerful" shops). If there is any crack or flaw (which may be invisible to the naked eye) the vibration may cause further cracking or disintergration.
    Pardelope
    5th Oct 2014
    3:38pm
    if you have any doubts, go to a professional jeweller who can give advice on cleaning and care - or ask them to clean your special items.
    debs
    24th Oct 2014
    12:03pm
    The ultrasound cleaners work on piezo-electric principles so is no good for quartz etc. but does a very good job on gold chains etc, because it gets into all the nooks and crannies.
    AND vinegar DISSOLVES pearls!!!! as i know from bitter experience!!
    debs
    24th Oct 2014
    11:49am
    what I want to know is how to clean PEWTER. I have tried everything!! it has been in the salt air and no commercial cleaners or home remedies has done a speck of good'
    Also as an aside tomato sauce is a brilliant (pardon the pun) cleaner for copper
    particolor
    24th Oct 2014
    6:05pm
    Soak it in Koka Kola overnight !! !!!
    particolor
    24th Oct 2014
    6:23pm
    PS..DO NOT DRINK that Coke for Breakfast the next Morning, It'll be full of LEAD !!!!
    Ny19
    24th Oct 2014
    1:14pm
    Toothpaste is great for cleaning tarnished silver.
    particolor
    24th Oct 2014
    2:39pm
    Also Great for Cleaning Teeth !!
    biddi
    24th Oct 2014
    1:39pm
    How would you clean brass? Not to keen on handling Brasso.
    HOLA
    24th Oct 2014
    2:19pm
    For cleaning brass I used to use, lemons squeezed into a small bowl, add some fine salt onto a Steelo Soap Pad, and dip into lemon juice then slowly work your way around the item to be cleaned. Wash off in warm water and towel dry with a soft cloth. It worked every time.
    particolor
    29th Oct 2014
    9:27am
    Brass and Copper... Tomato Sauce !!.. Yes Tomato Sauce !!
    I don't think it maters if its Halal or not ??
    particolor
    24th Oct 2014
    2:47pm
    I don't have to Clean My Jewellery !! I Pawned it all to pay My Power Bill !!
    unicorn
    24th Oct 2014
    3:56pm
    Vodka sounds like an expensive way to clean jewellery unless you have some sitting around doing nothing else. As i do not I wil stick to my clean detergent & water.
    Hillbillypete
    24th Oct 2014
    4:49pm
    How many Gallons would you like?
    particolor
    24th Oct 2014
    6:26pm
    Chat Vlad up and get some Good Stuff, when He gets here !!
    Janice
    24th Oct 2014
    11:38pm
    Steradent tablets ( used for soaking false teeth in) is excellent for cleaning your rings. Just soak them in the solution for a few hours & they come out like new.
    particolor
    24th Oct 2014
    11:42pm
    Yep I've heard that one before, but forgot all about it !!..Thanks
    Precious 1
    26th Oct 2014
    2:56pm
    Very good...
    Precious 1
    26th Oct 2014
    2:54pm
    Certainly will try...I usually clean myself with jewrly cleaner which is getting more expensive everyday and when gets dirty I don t think it efficient anymore....
    Lizzle
    15th Nov 2014
    10:40pm
    I don't think I would like to clean myself with with Jewry cleaner,I think it could be quite irritating !!!


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