Jewelry Cleaning Tips To Clean Your Jewelry Using Easy And Safe Methods

Posted on: 20 January 2021

Your jewelry can get a lot of wear and can be exposed to various elements through your day that will dull up its appearance and cause it to tarnish. However, you don't always need to use harsh chemical cleaners that require you to glove up. Here are some tips to help you clean your jewelry yourself with ingredients that are effective and accessible in your own home.

Remove Silver Tarnish

If you have ever owned silver jewelry, then you understand how easily and regularly the silver can start to tarnish. The tarnish that forms on the surface of silver is due to a chemical reaction that occurs when the silver is exposed to air for a period of time and the sulfur present on the surface darkens as a result. 

The great part about keeping your silver jewelry free of tarnish is that it does not have to be a difficult cleaning process. You don't have to use a silver polish, rag, or gloves to clean the surface, and you also don't have to rub at its surface. All you need is a bowl and some other items in your kitchen. 

Combine boiling water and a few teaspoons of baking soda until the soda dissolves. Crinkle up some aluminum foil and place it on the bottom of the bowl and set your jewelry on the aluminum foil. Pour the mixture over your jewelry to cover it and the foil and let it sit for up to ten minutes. After you remove your jewelry from the mixture, rinse it and it will be free of tarnish.

Clean Gold and Gem

Your gold jewelry and other metals that are not silver will become dirty and dull-looking from soap and shampoo residue and just from cooking and cleaning. When these residues build up on your jewelry, you only need to know some simple cleaning recommendations to remove them and restore the shine to your jewelry. In fact, you can complete some of these tasks during your morning routine to keep your jewelry looking its best.

One method is to use an old toothbrush and a tiny dab of toothpaste. Apply the toothpaste onto the brush and wet it under the faucet. Use the brush to clean off the residue from your jewelry, brushing it gently until you see some bubbles forming from the toothpaste. Rinse the jewelry in warm water and dry it on a clean towel.

You can also use a few drops of dawn dish soap in a small amount of warm water. Use this cleaning mixture with your old toothbrush to clean up your gemstone and precious metal jewelry. Dawn dish soap is especially useful for removing grease and oil, so it makes the perfect cleaning solution to remove build-up from eating and doing the dishes.

To learn more about natural jewelry cleaners, contact a supplier.