3 Ways You Can Clean Your Jewelry at Home


Toothpaste has long since proven itself to be one of the most underrated substances in the world, especially since it has the ability to clean virtually anything. Furthermore, toothpaste is also one of the fastest ways to clean jewelry, and so one can choose to clean their pieces spontaneously before a night out on the town and have amazing results in a matter of minutes. By using a small amount of warm water and a generous amount of toothpaste, you can have the desired formula to clean any piece of jewelry. Use a soft toothbrush to brush out any dirt or grime that has been caked up and then rinse it before wearing.

White Vinegar

White vinegar is something that nearly every household is going to have in its kitchen, which makes it one of the most practical ways to clean jewelry at home. When choosing this method, it is extremely important to use white vinegar only, as this is going to give the desired effects. White vinegar should only be used to clean pieces that have been fabricated with gold or gemstones, as these are going to be able to withstand its harsh makeup. The cleaning process is straightforward; take the desired pieces, place them in a bowl, and pour white vinegar onto them until they are completely covered. The cleaning process will take approximately 15 minutes, but in order to get the best results possible, it’s recommended to agitate the white vinegar with a utensil every couple minutes or so, as to shake up any debris that could have been lodged into unseeable places. After the 15 minutes is up, take the piece out and softly massage it with a toothbrush, then rinse the pieces in a bowl of water and dry with a soft cloth.

Aluminum Foil

A lot of people end up throwing away or pawning pieces of jewelry in Riverview due to it being tarnished. However, tarnished jewelry pieces can actually be saved. The best way to reverse the effects of tarnished pieces is to fight fire with fire. By lining a baking tray with aluminum foil, laying out tarnished pieces, adding a generous amount of baking soda on top of the pieces, and pouring boiled water on top of this concoction, one can expect to see amazing results regarding the cleanliness of their pieces. Aluminum foil has the ability to reverse the effects of tarnished jewelry, however, one might have to flip their pieces and repeat this method on the other side, as the side touching the aluminum foil will see the most results. Once both sides have been doused, rinse with warm water and voila!

You can always bring your jewelry into Mirage Fine Jewelers in Riverview for a professional cleaning and inspection. It’s a good idea to do this every six months.

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