Freshen your pearls, brighten your gold, sparkle your silver and get back the radiance on your precious diamonds and gorgeous gemstones with our quick cleaning tips. Try these easily available everyday items that will not only clean jewellery pieces but will also bring back their lost sparkle.
Diamonds & Gemstones
Is your precious diamond ring losing luster? You can now restore it with vodka or club soda. Diamonds, emeralds, and the like benefit tremendously from a vodka bath. A few drops of vodka will clean any kind of glass or jewellery with crystalline gemstones and will bring out amazing clarity. Dunk your diamond ring into a glass of vodka and it will be sparkling again. An overnight soak in club soda and a scrub of the facets thereafter with a soft tooth brush will ensure that your dull looking diamonds get back their lost sheen and start looking gorgeous again.
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Pearls & Corals
Your porous lovelies like corals and pearls can be cleaned easily with a mild soap and warm water solution. This will make them look fresh and lustrous again. Never use abrasive cleaners like ammonia or harsh detergents for these delicate beauties as it might leave them looking lifeless and beadlike.
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Get your gorgeous gold earrings (minus the stones) gleaming again by pouring beer onto a soft cloth and rubbing them with the cloth. Tap them dry. Don’t have beer? Use white vinegar instead. Put your gold jewellery into a jar of white vinegar and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, agitating occasionally. Remove and scrub with a soft bristled toothbrush and watch your gold jewellery dazzle.
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Bust the tarnish on silver by sprinkling baking soda and keeping it in an aluminum foil container. Pour hot water and let it sit for ten minutes. Remove the jewellery and brush off the tarnish with a soft toothbrush. Pat dry and see your silver shine! Your very own toothpaste works wonders too. All you need to do is rub the toothpaste on the silver, like soap, and rub it off with a paper towel. The results will be remarkable.
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Use these handy tips to clean your jewellery and keep it in gleaming condition, ready to shine for your next special occasion.
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