DIY: Homemade Jewelry Cleaners

No matter how many carats of gold your ornaments are polished with, they do wear off after a certain period of rough use. This goes for any metal. Frequently worn pieces of jewelry such as rings and necklaces can develop a grimy layer around them that can even dim the brightest of gems. All this while, the best way to keep your jewelry clean you thought was by taking it to a jeweler for a professional cleaning and spending a fortune for it. However, much to your surprise, there are many inexpensive jewelry cleaning techniques that you can try right at your home. So, let’s start.

Homemade Pearl Cleaner

Method 1

Ingredients

  • Spray bottle
  • Wash cloth
  • Warm water

Procedure

Step 1- Take a clean, soft cloth and a spray bottle. Put warm water in the spray bottle, and then, squirt onto the clean cloth.

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Step 2- Now dampen the cloth and wring it out to remove the excess water. You can now softly rub the cloth on your pearl ornaments and jewelry pieces to clean them. Clearly, homemade pearl cleaner is the easiest to make, considering that it has only one ingredient to use.

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Note – Pearls are very delicate and the strands that hold them together are very difficult to dry. So, make sure that you never clean your pearls with anything but a damp cloth.

Method 2

Ingredients

  • Water- 1 cup
  • Aluminum foil
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Salt
  • Soda
  • Soft cloth

Procedure

Step 1- Heat 1 cup water in microwave for at least 1-2 minutes.

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Step 2- Cut a piece of aluminum foil so that it can cover the bottom of a small bowl.

Step 3- Fill the bowl with hot water. Mix dishwashing liquid, soda and salt in the bowl. Put jewelry on the foil and leave it for 5-10 minutes.

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Step 4- Wash off jewelry with cool water. Dry it using a soft cloth.

Homemade Cleaner for Semi-precious Stone Jewelry

Method 1

Ingredients

  • Dish wash soap – 2 tablespoons
  • Warm water – 1 cup

Procedure

Step 1- Take a mild cleaning agent such as dish soap with the property to cut grease. Do not utilize dish soap which has anti-bacterial properties because such soap can leave a rigid finishing on the surface of the jewelry. Dish soap is a great product to be used on semi-precious stones that have a soft surface or those that have been chemically treated by the jewelry designer.

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Step 2- Now, take a small bowl and pour 1 cup of warm water into it. Avoid using piping hot water, as that can be risky for certain stones and surfaces.

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Step 3- Mix 2 tablespoons of dish soap with the water. Now, swish your hand so as to create bubbles.

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Step 4- Now fill another bowl with 1 cup of warm water. This bowl of water will be used for rinsing the jewelry, after you have cleaned it using the first bowl.

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Method 2

Ingredients

  • Vinegar or witch hazel – ½ cup
  • Tea tree oil – 1 drop
  • Baking soda

Procedure

Step 1- Put your ornaments in a bowl.

Step 2- Pour ½ cup of witch hazel or vinegar in the bowl. Add 1 drop of tree tea oil in it and mix well.

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Step 3- Let the ornaments remain soaked in the mixture for the whole night.

Step 4- In the morning, coat them with baking soda. Scrub them gently with a toothbrush. Finally, rinse off with water.

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Homemade Jewelry Cleaner for Precious Stones

Method 1

Ingredients

  • Ammonia – 2 tablespoons
  • Warm water – 1 cup

Procedure

Step 1- Pour 2 tablespoons of ammonia into a bowl. Ammonia is considered to be a good cleaning agent for durable, precious stone jewelries. Stones like diamonds that have a harder surface can be cleaned with a slightly stronger chemical, if necessary.

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Step 2- Now add 1 cup of warm water to the ammonia solution and stir it well with the help of a spoon.

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Step 3- Take another bowl and pour warm water to it. This bowl will be used to rinse the jewelry after cleaning it.

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Method 2

Ingredients

  • Hot water – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 or 2 teaspoons

Procedure

Step 1- Take 1 cup of hot water in a bowl.

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Step 2- Add 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda to it.

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Step 3- Put your diamond jewelry in this solution and wait for a few minutes. Rinse it off afterwards.

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