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How do you clean costume jewelry?

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To clean costume jewelry, wipe the surfaces with a solution of carbonated water and mild dish soap. Make sure to wipe off the residue with a cloth dipped in plain water before laying the pieces out to dry.

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  1. Prepare the cleaning solution

    Pour a few drops of mild dish soap into a bowl of club soda or sodium-free seltzer water. The carbon in these liquids is effective at breaking up accumulated dirt and grime.

  2. Use a cloth to remove smudges and grime

    Dip a cloth in the soapy solution, and gently wipe each piece. Follow up with a cloth dipped in plain water to remove soap residue.

  3. Lay the pieces out to dry

    Pat the pieces with a clean cloth, and lay them out to dry.

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