3 Home Remedies to Clean Your Jewelry

After years of wear, you might not even notice that your jewelry has lost its shine. Dirt, debris, and daily grime build up over time, making jewelry look dull.

Luckily, you have come to the right place! Here are 3 ways you can clean your jewelry in the comfort of your own home!

Keep in mind that some cleaning methods only work for certain types of jewelry. This is because some methods might be too harsh for some jewelry, as they might damage it.

1. Use a toothbrush

Before anything, make sure that your toothbrush is clean and also has soft bristles. This is to ensure that the jewelry does not get damaged.

The bristles are what make this method viable, as it helps you clean into those small tough-to-reach areas that your hand can't reach.

  • For lighter blemishes, you can simply just use water with the toothbrush and scrub.
  • For darker spots, you can mix toothpaste with water and scrub.

Once scrubbed, rinse the jewelry with water and then dry with a microfiber cloth. Make sure that the jewelry is dried before storing them back where they belong.

2. Bubble with baking soda

Avoid using this procedure on pearls or fragile gemstones; it is best used to clean silver or gold jewelry.

If you were looking for something less laborious, then baking soda might be your solution.

Basically, a chemical reaction occurs when baking soda and water are mixed together, which then causes fizzing and bubbling to occur. This fizzing and bubbling are what helps clean the jewelry thoroughly, as they eagerly attack all the debris buildup.

  • Place the dirty jewelry in a bowl, fill it up with water, and then add the active ingredient.
  • Let it soak in there for a couple of minutes.
  • Take the jewelry out and wipe it down with a microfiber or drying cloth.
  • Confirm that the jewelry is fully dried before storing it away.

3. Just soap and water

Soap and water make a classic, reliable cleaning duo.

This can be attributed to the fact they don't cause any damage to the object that is being cleaned. On the other hand, this duo can only be used for mild stains or basic wear-and-tear situations. In other words, they'll most likely be no match for any major debris buildups or rust.

  • Mix a few drops of dish soap with a couple of cups of water in a bowl.
  • Leave the dirty jewelry in the bowl for a few seconds.
  • Take the jewelry out, and then dry with a microfiber cloth before storing the jewelry away.