Amazing Ways to Naturally Clean Your Jewelry
H1: Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro!
Jewelry can be super expensive. For the price that you pay to have silver, gold, and everything bold, you’ll want to keep it looking beautiful and new; exactly like the day you purchased it.
From your everyday jewelry to unique pieces you only wear on special occasions, chances are, it could all do with a good clean and polish. There are so many things that can muck up your expensive pieces including lotions, soaps, and everyday dust and dirt. This can make your prized possessions appear dull and lifeless. Not something you want to happen!
The good news is, you’re able to clean your jewelry at home, and it’s so much easier than you might think. So, before you start lashing out on expensive gold and silver cleaning products, have a read of our article to see how the right at-home ingredients can ensure your silver jewelry shine and your gold radiates.
H2: How to Clean Silver Jewelry
If you’re getting ready for a big night out and you’ve just realized your silver jewelry is tarnished, try one of the DIY methods below. FYI, these treatments will not keep the tarnish from returning, and experts in silver warn against using them too often. Remember to avoid excessive rubbing in order to keep from waring away the finish.
3 Methods to remove tarnish from silver jewelry:
- Use dish soap: Mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water. Dip a soft cloth in the solution, and use it to rub the silver and remove the tarnish. Afterward, rinse with cool water and buff dry with another soft cloth.
- Baking soda: If your tarnish is heavier, try mixing three parts baking soda to one part water. Then, wet the silver and apply the paste with a soft, lint-free cloth. Continue to work it into the crevices, and turn the cloth as it picks up the tarnish. Once completed, rinse well and buff dry.
- Toothpaste: We all know that toothpaste can remove stains from your teeth, but did you know they can also remove them from silver jewelry? To succeed in doing so, apply a bit of white paste toothpaste (not gel) to tarnished silver, and rub very gently with your finger or a soft cloth. Then, rinse well with warm water and buff to shine with a soft cloth.
H3: How to Clean Gold
Wondering how to clean gold jewelry? Well, wonder no more!
When cleaning your gold jewelry at home, the simplest method that uses the least amount of ingredients is always the safest. However, there are more specific ways you can clean your jewelry without using any commercial products.
Check them out:
- Mix a bit of dish detergent in warm (not hot) water.
- Add a few drops of ammonia
- Carefully brush with a new, baby-size soft toothbrush.
- Place in lukewarm water to rinse.
- Air dry or carefully towel-dry with a paper towel or regular cloth.
Remember: Gold is a soft metal. Be gentle during the brushing and drying processes.
H4: How to Take Care of Your Jewelry
When you own expensive, sentimental jewelry, it’s always best to make sure that you look after it. When done correctly, you won’t have to clean it as often. Thus meaning, you have fewer chances of ruining it, and more chances of maintaining its value.
- Take all jewelry off before swimming: This is due to chlorine and saltwater being able to damage it.
- Don't let silver jewelry sit in a box: Wear it! When you wear your silver jewelry, it becomes shinier as the friction slows down tarnishing.
- Get valuable jewelry checked regularly by a reputable jeweler: This will allow you to make sure your stones are always in good shape, and that the settings are secure.
- Remove rings when washing your hands: This also applies when putting on beauty products, cleaning your house, or spreading lotions. It’s all very important to keep your jewelry grime-free.