Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Keep them shining brightly by learning how to clean your jewellery today.
Whether you wear jewellery often or not, the outside elements can soon cause it to lose its shimmering sparkle. The air alone is enough to cause some metals to oxidise, discolouring them and altering their once-pretty appearance.
Even if you store your jewels, dust can soon build up around them and leave them looking lack-lustre.
Professional cleaning can be pretty expensive, and for most items, isn't really necessary. With just a few household supplies, you can give your jewellery the quick lift they need to get them shining brightly again.
Sound good? Let's get started!
You don't need much to get your jewellery looking better than ever.
- Washing up liquid
- Warm water
- A small bowl
- An old toothbrush
- Paper Towel
How to clean jewellery at home
Ready to get started? Discover the four steps to glistening jewellery below:
- Fill a bowl with some warm water, add a few drops of washing up liquid, and stir to combine.
- Add your jewellery to the bowl, and leave to sit for 30 minutes.
- Take your toothbrush, and begin to lightly scrub the jewellery clean. Take some time over this, being sure to get into all the little nooks and crannies.
- Rinse your items in clean, cold water, and dry with a bit of paper towel.
- Sit back and watch them sparkle!
Yes, it really is that easy. There's no need to pay for professional cleaning or use harsh chemicals. However, if you would like to try another method, you can also try using soda water, beer, ketchup, toothpaste and even vodka!
How to clean jewellery with beer
You might be surprised, but beer also makes a wonderful jewellery cleaner. Pour some beer on a cloth, wipe over your jewellery and dry with a clean paper towel.
Using soda water to clean jewellery
The gentle, natural fizzing of soda water is effective at cleaning a wide range of things, including jewellery!
Soak dirty jewellery in a glass full of soda water, leave to soak overnight, and wipe clean the next day.
How to clean jewellery with ketchup
Believe it or not, ketchup is an amazing household cleaner. It's particularly good at cleaning copper and other precious metals - good news for your dirty jewellery!
Fancy trying it out?
Drop your jewellery into a small dish filled with ketchup. Remove after five minutes and lightly scrub with an old toothbrush.
Rinse, dry and watch it sparkle.
Use toothpaste to clean jewellery
This one is so easy, it doesn't even require soaking!
Squeeze a blob of toothpaste onto an old toothbrush, and use to gently scrub your jewellery. Rinse well, wipe with a cloth to remove any residue, and dry with a paper towel.
Vodka will make your jewellery sparkle
Most of us have an old bottle of vodka sitting at the back of our wine store.
It's time to finally make good use of yours. Go find it, and let's get to work cleaning your jewellery.
Just a few drops are all that's needed to make gems and chains sparkle. Dip a clean cloth into the spirit, and wipe over your jewellery to witness instant results
Which method will you be using to get your jewellery clean?