Whether you are going layered, lucite, heart-shaped or even rocking retro cowrie shells, this summer is going to be all about the bling. But how can you keep your jewelry sparkling clean and free from product buildup?
You don’t need to rush off to the local jewelry store and shell out cash to have your jewelry cleaned for you. Here are easy ways you can DIY some jewelry cleaners at home.
Baking Soda And Dish Detergent
You probably already have everything you need in your kitchen to keep your favorite rings shining bright like a diamond. Simply gather up some dish detergent, baking soda, salt, aluminum foil and a bowl. After lining the bowl with the aluminum foil, pile in the baking soda, salt and dish detergent, followed by some hot water. Drop in your jewelry for 10 minutes and then remove from the cleaner and scrub with an old toothbrush.
Gold (or gold-tone) jewelry is trending right now, whether we are talking minimalist bar necklaces or extravagant gold hoops. Keeping your gold jewelry clean is as simple as reaching into your kitchen pantry.
Good old white vinegar is an easy way to make gold shine. Let your gold jewelry sit in white vinegar for up to 15 minutes, making sure to move it around every now and then. Then use a soft toothbrush to clean and rinse the jewelry. It’s as easy as that!
Grab a bottle of antacids from the bathroom cabinet. No, really. Antacids are wonderful at cleaning away built-up debris from your favorite jewelry. Just put a tablet in a bowl of warm water and then drop in your jewelry. Let it sit, then remove and rinse with gentle scrubbing from a soft toothbrush.
Your favorite bottle of ketchup can keep your jewelry sparkling and shining, thanks to the acidic tomatoes used in ketchup. This is a good option for silver jewelry that has become tarnished over time. Just let the item sit in the condiment for 5-10 minutes, then gently scrub and rinse.
You know the blue stuff you use to make your mirrors gleam? Just reach for that same bottle when you want your jewelry to be as sparkly as a freshly cleaned mirror. You can use Windex on its own, or make a concoction with one part glass cleaner and one part hydrogen peroxide. The result will make your jewels shine — including your diamonds.
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