How to Clean Your Jewelry at Home

Why waste expensive money on cleaning jewelry when you can fix it at home in an affordable way? Get your jewelry shiny clean with our simple tricks. Do you wear a ring, necklace or bracelet?

It is practically impossible to wear jewelry often without it getting dirty or losing its shine over time. It is possible to hand in gold and silver jewelry for cleaning to a goldsmith or similar, but the fact is that you can easily and with small means clean them at home. It’s smooth, efficient and significantly cheaper than handing in for cleaning – give it a try!

How to clean gold and silver without gems

This trick works best on smoother parts that are free of gems. For example, smooth rings or necklaces. You need this:

  • 1/2 tbsp salt (usually fine-grained salt)
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2.5 dl water
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 clean and lint-free cloth (preferably cotton)
  • Aluminum foil

How to do it

  1. Start by heating the water in a bowl in the microwave for one minute (it should not be hot).
  2. Make another bowl that will hold the water. Tear off the aluminum foil and press it along the bottom and edges of the bowl.
  3. Then pour in the water.
  4. Add the salt, detergent and baking powder.
  5. Use a clean spoon and stir to mix.
  6. Put the jewelry in the liquid in the bowl and leave it there for about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Then rinse the jewelry under running cold water.
  8. Dry thoroughly with a soft lint-free cloth.
  9. Finally, allow the jewelry to dry thoroughly at room temperature.

If you have followed the steps above, but the jewelry has turned black, it’s time for the next step. Use a clean lint-free cloth (preferably cotton). Dip the cloth in lukewarm water, put on some toothpaste and rub gently. Then rinse under running cold water. Then dry thoroughly with a soft, clean cloth and allow to air dry.

Another method for cleaning gold and silver without gems

This method works just as well as the method above for cleaning gold jewelry without precious stones. You can test both and see which one you think works best. Also, this trick works best on smoother parts that are free of gemstones. For example, smooth rings or necklaces. You need this:

  • 1/2 tbsp dishwashing liquid
  • 2.5 dl water
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 cotton towel

How to do it

  1. Start by heating the water in a bowl in the microwave for one minute (Lukewarm).
  2. Pour the detergent into the water.
  3. Put your gold jewelry in the water. Then leave them in the water for about 20 minutes.
  4. Take your jewelry out of the water and let it air dry properly on a clean cotton towel.

How to clean gold and silver with gems

Even gold jewelry with precious stones can be cleaned at home without damaging the stones. Just remember not to soak jewelry with stones, as the water can penetrate the frame. If things are bad, the frame can be discolored or dropped. You need this:

  • 1/2 tbsp dishwashing liquid
  • 2.5 dl water
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 toothbrush with extra soft brush (if needed)
  • 2 clean and lint-free cloth sacks (preferably cotton)
  • 1 cotton towel

How to do it

  1. Start by heating the water in a bowl in the microwave for one minute (it should not be hot).
  2. Pour the detergent into the water.
  3. Dip a clean and lint-free fabric piece into the liquid. Gently and gently rub the damp cloth over the various parts of the jewelry.
  4. If you have a piece of jewelry where it is difficult to access certain parts, you can use a toothbrush with an extra soft brush. Dip it in water and rub gently.
  5. Use a dry, clean and lint-free cloth to wipe the jewelry. Be careful and very careful.
  6. Let the air dry properly on a clean cotton towel.

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