What Are Some Tips for Cleaning Jewelry?

What Are Some Tips for Cleaning Jewelry?

To clean silver jewelry that looks dull, filmy or is starting to lose color, rub it with a mixture of a little mild dish soap and warm water. Use a soft cloth to clean each piece, run it under some cold water, and shine the jewelry with a dry soft cloth until it dries out completely. If that doesn't help, make a paste of three parts baking soda and one part water, and clean the piece using a soft cloth.

To clean gold jewelry and gemstones, mix some mild dish soap with sodium-free seltzer water or club soda, and dip the gold items into the water for several minutes. Take the jewelry out one piece at a time, and rub the dirt off it using a soft toothbrush. Wash the jewelry off under running water, and pat it dry with a cloth. Use the same mixture to clean costume jewelry, but don't soak the jewelry in it, wipe the dirt off using a soft cloth instead. Make sure to dry the jewelry off after cleaning it.

To clean jewelry that has pearls in it, mix a few drops of shampoo with some water, apply the mixture to a small make up brush, and gently clean the pearls with it. After that, go over the pearls with a clean wet cloth to get rid of the remains of shampoo. Clean turquoise jewelry using the same method.