5 DIY Jewelry Cleaning Hacks

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Do you have that one pair of earrings you wore so much that they got tarnished and you just didn’t know how to clean? Bust them out and open your pantry because we have a quick and inexpensive fix. These DIY’s will literally take you minutes and won’t cost you an extra penny!

1. Tomato ketchup acts as a great household silver and sterling silver jewelry cleaner. because of the natural acids present in it.

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Just take the silver accessory, place it in a small bowl of ketchup, roll it around a bit for 5-10 minutes, remove from the ketchup, and clean the crevices with a toothpick. Voila! Say goodbye to the tarnished silver.

2. Aluminum foil, dish detergent, and baking soda bring the sheen back to hard stones like diamonds or crystal rhinestones, and platinum jewelry.

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Take a bowl and line it with a square of aluminum foil. Then pour the salt, baking soda, and dish detergent solution on top of the foil. Now add hot water and you can see that the liquid fizzes. The ion transfer is effective in cleaning metals. Drop in your jewelry and let it sit for 10 minutes. Remove the ornaments and gently scrub off any debris with an old toothbrush. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.

3. Ammonia brings a shimmery shine to your gold ornaments.

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Brighten up your gold ornaments by soaking them for 10 minutes in a solution of 1/2 cup clear ammonia and 1 cup of warm water. Gently wipe the jewelry clean and let it air-dry. Ammonia is a strong cleanser so avoid using it too often to prevent wear on your jewelry.

WARNING:  Don’t use ammonia when cleaning gold jewelry that contains platinum or pearls.

4. Soak your precious gemstones in a bowl of seltzer water overnight and wipe them clean in the morning. 

5. Toothpaste is an all-purpose jewelry cleaner (don’t use it on pearls though).

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Put some toothpaste on an old toothbrush and gently scrub your silver, gold, or gemstone jewels. Dip a clean cloth in warm water and wipe the paste.  See the transformation
instantly.

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