|DIY Jewelry Cleaner|
There are many different homemade ways to clean jewelry, baking soda, toothpaste, ammonia, Mr. Clean or just plain soap and water. But not all of those methods are good for every kind of metal. When it comes to my silver, gold and diamonds, there have been times when I'm in a hurry and grab my jewelry at the last minute to find out that one of the pieces are looking really dull and drabby.
I can't let anyone see my jewelry looking like that. So, I found the easiest and quickest way for me to clean my jewelry is with a homemade solution of glass cleaner, water and some Dawn dish soap that I made up ahead of time. Then when I put my ring on and it looks dull and cloudy, I just grab a soft brush and dip it in the cleaner and quickly but gently give it a once over and I’m ready to head out the door.
That’s all it takes really for your jewelry to look nice and shiny again and I don’t have to embarrass myself with my dirty jewelry. But if you have a little more time then you can do a more thorough cleaning by dipping the jewelry into the cleaner and letting it soak for a bit. This homemade jewelry cleaner is safe for gold and silver jewelry. It can also be used on diamonds and hard gemstones.
¼ cup water
¼ cup glass cleaner
1 T dawn
Mix together and put in a small container with a lid. When you need to clean your jewelry just dip the jewelry in the homemade cleaner for a few minutes. Remove and use a soft cloth to wipe clean. You can use a soft toothbrush (baby toothbrush) carefully for the grooves of the jewelry item and the build-up between the diamond and prongs. Rinse with warm water. Dry with another clean soft cloth.
Precaution: Do not use it on emeralds, coral, opals, pearls, amber or turquoise.