Diamonds, silver, gold, platinum, emeralds, and rubies. If you have them, you cherish them. They may be a family heirloom. You may have gotten them from a family member or a significant other, or maybe you were lucky enough to find these beautiful pieces of jewelry on sale. No matter how they became yours, once you own them, you want them to sparkle and shine as brightly as the day you first saw them.
DIY Jewelry cleaner?
You might think that the only way to get your bling’s brightness back will be to shell out for an expensive jewelry cleaner or pay for a professional cleaning. However, you may be able to make your own do-it-yourself jewelry cleaner right in your own home, with ingredients that you already have in your cabinets. Use these tips provided here, and turn your treasures into sparkling jewelry once more.
Using ingredients that you already have in your own home, this recipe for ridiculously dazzling jewelry doesn’t use any severe chemicals – and only costs pennies to make. For a do-it-yourself jewelry cleaner, you’ll need a small bowl, table salt, baking soda, dish detergent, aluminum foil, hot water, a paper towel, and an old toothbrush. (I don’t know about you, but I have these right on hand in my cabinets at home.) Gather up all these ingredients, and get out your jewelry that needs cleaning to get started.
Jewelry cleaner – Dish Detergent
The dish detergent is the special ingredient that breaks through the dullness of the jewelry and brights out that dazzling luster. (Use your favorite dish detergent for a refreshing and enjoyable scent.) The salt, baking soda, and aluminum foil react together to create an ion transfer, a chemical exchange, that cleans metals and jewelry naturally. Secure a square of tin foil inside the small bowl and put the dish detergent, baking soda, and salt on top of the foil. Now get ready for that chemical reaction. Pour the hot water on top of this combination and watch the ingredient fizz up! Drop your jewelry into the mixture and let it sit and clean for ten minutes.
Once the ten minutes is up, pick up your old toothbrush to delicately scrub any prongs, grooves, or gemstones in your jewelry. The results will be glittering and glam! Rinse the jewelry after cleaning and pat dry with a paper towel for best results. Your jewelry will sparkle after this quick, effective, inexpensive cleaning. The best part is that you can use this remedy as often as you like to give your jewelry that lasting shine.
It should be noted that while do-it-yourself jewelry cleaning works for just about every piece of jewelry you own, be careful with older stone settings. If you’ve got a delicate antique piece of jewelry or old pearls that are a family heirloom, there’s no need to be risky. Professionals have their time and place, and this is one of those times. Bring your older, more fragile jewelry to a professional who can care for your piece and make sure that nothing gets ruined or damaged.Read More