If your rings, bracelets, or necklaces look dimmer and begin to lose their luster, you can use the following methods to get them new again.
Regular cleaning is also supported by the fact that various stains and impurities may appear on the jewelry over time, which can degrade its appearance a lot. However, caution does not hurt. Whether it is gold, silver or precious stones, it is important to choose a solution that is gentle enough to avoid accidentally scratching or discoloring the surface of your precious jewelry. The good news is that there are homemade practices that are completely safe to use and can truly restore the sparkle of your jewelry. Here are three solutions!
Dishwashing liquid and water
- First, fill a bowl or dish with lukewarm water and add a few drops of mild detergent. Then soak the jewelry you want to clean in the mixture for a few minutes until the dirt is dissolved.
- In the next step, gently rub off any debris with a soft-bristled toothbrush. If there is a part you can’t access, you can also use a toothpick to remove the stuck dirt from there.
- Finally, rinse and dry the jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth, and only after it has dried completely in the air.
Important: If your jewelry is damaged or has a gemstone loose in it, be sure to repair it before cleaning – read Tom’s Guide.
Vinegar and baking soda
Vinegar and baking soda can clean almost anything. Yes, even jewelry. Let’s see exactly what to do.
- Stir in two teaspoons of baking soda in half a cup of vinegar until dissolved.
- Put the jewelry in the cleaning fluid and let it soak for about 5-10 minutes. The chemical reaction that results from the interaction of the two substances loosens the contaminants during this time, so they surrender without rubbing.
- If the jewelry looks clean, rinse thoroughly with cold water and then wipe dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.
A helpful tip: To clean delicate jewelry such as necklaces, dip a toothbrush in a paste of three parts baking soda and one part water, gently rub their surface over it, and then rinse them with cold water.
- Drip as much antibacterial cleanser into a small glass bowl or container as it will cover the jewelry.
- Let stand for about 5 minutes, then gently rub the jewelry through with a clean, soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Rinse the jewelry under cold water, wipe it with a clean, soft cloth, and wait for it to dry completely before storing it.
Tips for keeping your jewelry clean
- Keep your jewelry on for as long as it is absolutely necessary and always put it away after use. This will result in less dirt, sweat, and other dirt on them.
- Hand sanitizers can abrade the coating of jewelry and dull its surface. Therefore, remove your rings before using them.
- If you want your engagement ring to retain its beauty in the long run, also undergo a professional, professional cleaning every six months.