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Jewelry Care

Jewelry Cleaning Tips: Keep Your Jewelry Sparkling Without Expensive Cleaners

We all love our jewelry, but keeping it clean can be a problem, especially with all the things our hands come into contact with every day. Commercial jewelry cleaners do the job but can be very expensive, and we don't always have it on hand when we need it. However, ordinary household products can be used to clean your jewelry and keep it sparkling.

Pour Rubbing Alcohol in a glass bowl just enough to submerge jewelry. No more than that needed. Swish jewelry to clean. Pour Boiling Hot Water on top with rubbing alcohol in glass bowl. Let soak for 15minutes or so. Rinse with clear water and buff with a soft cloth. If your diamond jewelry is really dirty, you can use a soft toothbrush dipped in the rubbing alcohol. Brush under the stones. Rinse with clear water and buff with a soft cloth. It will be sparkling in no time!

TO CLEAN YOUR GOLD JEWELRY: In a glass bowl, combine 1 cup of warm water, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and 1 teaspoon of household ammonia. Put gold pieces in and let them sit for ten minutes. Rinse well with clear water and buff with a soft cloth. Your gold will be shining! (My sister owned a jewelry store, and she always used this mixture.)

TO CLEAN YOUR SILVER JEWELRY: Silver jewelry can be hard to clean when you use commercial silver paste, plus it makes a mess. There is an easier way. In a glass casserole, line the bottom with aluminum foil. (The aluminum reacts with the silver to help clean it.) Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda, one tablespoon of salt, and then pour in boiling water. Add your silver pieces and let them sit until the water is cool. Rinse well with clear water and buff with a soft cloth. Even the creases and crevices of your silver will be clean and you won't be excessively rubbing the finish so your jewelry will last longer.

TO CLEAN PEARLS: The best way to keep your pearls clean is to wear them often. The oils from our skin keep them soft and lustrous. However, if you don't get to wear your pearls often, you can keep them in good condition by wiping them with a soft cloth sprinkled with olive oil. Then use a dry cloth to buff them to a gorgeous shine. And always put your pearl jewelry on after dressing up completely. Perfumes, hairsprays and gels can ruin pearls.

We pay so much for our jewelry and it is important to keep it clean so that it looks it's best. Regular cleaning can keep it looking like new, even without the special jewelry store lights! After all, cleaning will protect your investment. So don't go out and buy expensive cleansers or sonic vibrating jewelry machines. Using products you likely have around your house now will make it more convenient , and you'll be surprised how great the results are with these easy methods.