How To Clean Your Jewelry Efficiently

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Did you ever wonder if there are some things you could do to bring back the shine to your rings, bracelets, or earrings? There are literally a plethora of methods you can use, in actuality, and some of them cost little to nothing in the way of money. We’ve done our best at detailing some of these tips and tricks below.

Ammonia, Alka Seltzer, and baking soda

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Almost everyone has one of these in the house, so the chances of you managing to clean at least part of your jewelry pieces with something you own already are very high. Alka Seltzer works with most kinds of trinkets and can be used quite effectively and easily. All you have to do is drop your rings into a glass where you have a pill sizzling. The fact is that if it needs to be at this specific moment because it’s at that time when the substance is efficient.

Baking soda is a very versatile thing you might have in your home. It can be used to scrub dirt from anything ranging from your sink to any type of cooking surface, but it can also be utilized to get the gunk and dirt off of your silver jewelry. Do not use baking soda for pearls or gemstones, and that’s because it is just too harsh for them. What you are required to do is mix two tablespoons of water with a quarter of a cup of baking soda. Use the mixture to scrub your jewelry pieces.

Ammonia works best when used on gold and silver trinkets. Make a solution of one cup of warm water and about half a cup of ammonia. Leave your jewelry pieces in this particular solution for as little as 10 minutes. Then, wipe them with a clean and mild cloth. As we were saying when we talked about the baking soda, you should avoid using ammonia on pearls and gemstones.

Use a machine for the task

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Yes, these days there’s a device for practically any kind of activity, especially those that you might loathe. So maybe you’ve never heard of a thing called ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, but the fact is that it’s an affordable choice for most people. The technology used in the cleaning process might be a bit too complex to explain, but this machine works and does its job just how it is supposed to. Here’s an interesting fact. It’s even used by dentists when they clean dentures and their tools.

What about vodka and vinegar?

Apparently, you can use these two to clean your jewelry, too. Vinegar works best for silver pieces, and you’re supposed to mix one cup of white vinegar with 2 tbsp of baking soda. All you have to do next is leave your trinkets in the mixture for a couple of hours.

As for vodka, you can use it to clean your diamonds and silver necklaces, bracelets, and anything else as long as it’s made of silver.

Carol

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