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How To Clean Your Jewelry Quickly And Conveniently

Cleaning your jewelry pieces can be a chore you can do without. However, sometimes it is absolutely necessary both in terms of safety and when it comes to giving your rings, earrings, bracelets or anything else the shine they might have had the first day you got them.

There are several tips and tricks for cleaning jewelry you might want to use, and we did our best at highlighting them below. If you wish to use a designated gadget for the purpose or you plan to make the most of the things you have in your home, all you need to do is keep on reading to find out more about the topic.

Alka Seltzer, baking soda, and ammonia

Depending on how dirty or antique-looking your jewelry is, all you have to do is drop it into a glass of sizzling Alka Seltzer to give it the shine and sparkle you so desire. You can clean various other things in your home using the solution, but it works when the acid is doing its job, so it is limited in this respect.

Ammonia can be used for cleaning silver and gold trinkets. All you will have to do is soak them in a solution made from half a cup clear ammonia and one cup of warm water. Leave your jewelry pieces to sit in this solution for as many as ten minutes and then gently wipe them with a clean cloth. Reader’s Digest recommends avoiding this method for pearls as their surface can be damaged.

Baking soda is one of the most convenient and efficient things you might have in your home. It can be used to clean your sink, lots of surfaces, as well as your rings, bracelets, and anything else made from silver. You can make a paste from two tablespoon water and about a quarter of a cup of baking soda and then scrub your jewelry with the concoction. As with the ammonia we were mentioning earlier on, it is a good idea to avoid using this type of technique for gem-stones or pearls.

Vinegar and vodka

Vodka works best for diamonds and generally, for any type of jewelry that is fitted with crystalline gemstones. It takes just several minutes of soaking your rings in a pure vodka solution to get rid of any grime or dullness.
As for vinegar, you probably know that its acidity makes it one of the best antibacterial solutions you might have in your house. Mix half a cup of white vinegar with two tablespoons of baking soda and then leave your silver jewelry in the solution for 2 to 3 hours.

Window cleaner

While some people might have their doubts with regard to whether or not something as trivial as window cleaner works for cleaning rings and other types of jewelry, the fact is that it does offer good results. However, we have to note that it should be used for metal and crystalline gemstones, like rubies or diamonds. It won’t do its job for organic gems like pearls. In fact, it might damage them.

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