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. More »

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To find a value for your vintage costume jewelry, hire a professional appraiser or research similar items on auction or specialty websites. If the jewelry comes from an actual brand, check books or magazines that list sp... More »

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 ... More »

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Clean stainless steel jewelry using warm water, mild dish soap and a soft lint-free cloth. Wipe the jewelry in a gentle fashion until it is clean, and buffer along the polish lines. Wipe away any soap reside with a clean... More »

The gentlest and least harmful way to clean silver jewelry is to apply diluted non-phosphate, citrus-free dish soap, such as Dawn Original Non-Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid, and then rinse in warm water and buff dry wi... More »

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A concoction of hot water, baking soda and dish soap with a piece of tin foil at the bottom is one of the easiest cleaners for silver jewelry. This mixture is gentle on silver and cheap to produce. More »

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Identifying factors of vintage costume jewelry include products made with glass, stone and non-precious metals, colorful jewels and big, bold, bright necklaces, bangles and pendants that reflect trends in a specific time... More »