There is no need for you to purchase expensive jewelry cleaner if you want your stones to shine, your gold to gleam or your silver to sparkle. Indeed, there are various everyday items that you are likely to have in your home that you can use. All you really need to do when you notice your silver necklace is getting tarnished or you diamond ring doesn’t luster as much as before, is try the following hints and tips.
First, there is Alka-Seltzer. Just a few minutes in a fizzing glass of Alka-Seltzer will leave your jewelry sparkling and shining again. You can also use aluminum foil. All you need to do is cover a bowl with the foil, fill this with hot water and add a single scoop of laundry detergent (powdered and bleach-free) to make a cleaning solution. Simply leave your jewelery for a minute and it will come out shining. The combination of ingredients creates a process known as ion exchange. You can also use ammonia. Do make sure you are very careful when you use this as ammonia is a toxic product that can send you into shock if breathed in. However, if you mix it with two parts warm water, and soak your jewelry in it for 10 minutes, this is will clean it beautifully. You can also use baking soda. If you have any tarnished silver, this will work really well. Create a paste of a baking soda and water mixture and rub on your jewelry. Do not use this technique, however, if your jewelry contains pearls or gemstones, as it will loosen the glue that holds them in place. The next household product you can use is beer, although this does mean you won’t be able to drink it yourself. You just need to wet a cloth wit beer and then rub your jewelery. You can drink the rest if you want to. One other thing you can use is club soda. This works really well on dull gemstones. You just need to put them in there overnight.
Obviously, there are plenty of techniques out there to help you clean your jewelry. This list of hints isn’t exhaustive either. A few more household products that clean jewelry include denture tablets, ketchup, toothpaste, vinegar, vodka and window cleaner. Before you dip anything in vodka or vinegar, however, you do have to make sure that you know which product does what to which type of jewelry. Clearly, however, there is no reason why you should choose to purchase expensive designer cleaning products that are filled with harmful chemicals anymore.