It’s common for jewellery to become dull and tarnished over time. This occurs as a result of your jewellery coming into contact with dust, pollutants, soap and shampoo, lotions, and perfume. All of these aspects detract from the beauty of your jewellery. There are, however, a number of simple fixes for restoring the lustre and brightness to your prized possessions. Instead of spending money on a trip to the jeweller to have your jewellery cleaned, consider one of these cheap home cures made using common household products.
Silver Jewelry and Baking Soda
Silver jewellery is notorious for losing its lustre first. If you’re wondering how to clean silver jewellery at home, there’s a natural solution. Ion transfer is a chemical method that can be used to polish tarnished silver. Aluminum foil, baking soda, salt, and detergent are all you’ll need.
Beer for gold jewellery
Start by lining a baking sheet with aluminium foil and putting your silver jewellery inside. Then, in the pan, add a tablespoon each of baking soda, salt, and mild detergent. Pour enough boiling water to completely submerge your jewellery. Allow them 10 minutes of soak time before flipping them over and soaking for another ten minutes. Remove your jewellery from the dish and rinse it after 20 minutes. You may also read about how to maintain your silver jewellery gleaming on our blog.
Tea-tree Oil and White Vinegar for Sturdy Jewelry
Tea-tree oil is an excellent replacement for a variety of commercially available chemical cleaners. It’s an essential oil that’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Although tea-tree oil has a strong aroma, it makes an excellent homemade jewellery cleaning. Fill a glass jar halfway with white vinegar or witch hazel and place all of your jewellery within. Then, add a drop or two of tea tree oil and swirl it around to properly combine everything. Allow the jewellery to soak in the solution overnight.
Coat your jewellery with baking soda in the morning and scrub gently with a soft cloth or an old toothbrush before rinsing with water. Avoid putting this solution on porous stones because it works best on solid jewellery like platinum and gemstones.
Diamond Jewelry & Toothpaste
Another unusual home treatment is to clean your diamond jewellery with toothpaste. Diamonds are one of the hardest elements, but that doesn’t mean you should use harsh chemical cleaners on your diamond jewellery. Instead, use toothpaste and a soft old toothbrush to polish your valuables. Gently buff your necklace, earrings, or rings using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and your toothbrush. Once finished, rinse with water. Your diamonds will sparkle like new once more. You can also read our helpful blog on how to spot genuine diamonds.
Mild Soap and Water for Soft or Porous Stones
Porous stones include pearls, emeralds, opal, turquoise, and others. As a result, the type of cleaning you choose to clean them must be especially cautious. Anything strong will discolour or harm your stones permanently. The best treatment is to use water and mild soap. If at all possible, avoid soaking your gems in this solution for an extended period of time. Simply soak your gems in this solution, rinse, and wipe with a soft cloth to remove any stains or grime. If you’re cleaning your pearl jewellery, have a look at our blog on pearl care.
Dish Soap Soak for Stone Jewelry
If you’re making jewellery with a lot of stones, be cautious because different elements react differently to chemicals. Dish soap is the simplest way to clean stone jewellery at home. Soak your stone jewellery for for ten minutes in a mixture of a teaspoon of dish soap and water. Buff gently with an old toothbrush before rinsing with cold water. Any dirt and filth stuck between your stones will be removed by the soap.