If your jewelry is starting to look dirty, you can bring it back to its original glory using different methods of cleaning. These methods work well for any jewelry you have, and can save you money from hiring someone to clean them for you.
Dishwashing Liquid, Salt, and Soda
To use this method to clean your jewelry you need:
- 2 tablespoon of table salt
- 2 tablespoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoon dish detergent
- 2 cups of water
- One piece of aluminum foil
Place the water into a microwave safe bowl, put in the microwave, and heat it for two minutes.
Put a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the bottom of a bowl. Pour the hot water in the bowl, and then mix in the dishwashing liquid, salt, and soda.
Place the jewelry into the bowl, and let them sit for 15 minutes. Rinse the jewelry in cool water, and then dry with a soft cloth.
Lemon and Salt
Cut one lemon and juice into a bowl, add enough salt to make a thick paste. Apply the paste mixture on the jewelry and let it sit for 10 minutes. Use the cut lemon to buff the jewelry, rinse with water, and then use a lint free cloth to dry.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
Pour baking soda to cover the jewelry, and then pour a small amount of vinegar over the baking soda to wet it. You should see it start to fizz as it starts working to clean the jewelry. When it stops fizzing, use a lint-free cloth to buff the items.
You can also put two tablespoons of baking soda in a cup, and add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Soak the jewelry in the mixture for 30 minutes, remove the jewelry, and then dry and buff with a lint free cloth.
Fill a glass with warm water, and drop two antacid tables in it. Put the jewelry into the glass and let them sit for three minutes. After this time, remove the jewelry, and rinse with water. Wipe the jewelry dry using a soft lint free cloth.
If there is dirt and grime in small crevices on your jewelry, you can use a toothbrush with soft bristles to scrub the jewelry to get them clean. If you have jewelry that is not getting clean from these methods, contact a jeweler at a jewelry store to clean them for you.