Owning expensive jewellery like diamonds and gold is great. But it is important to take care of them as well. What’s the point if it doesn’t shine bright like a diamond as it should? Be it your fancy diamonds or the inexpensive oxidised jewellery, here are the best ways to clean your jewellery at home.
Diamonds and gemstones
If you’re going to spend some serious bucks on getting that diamond ring, you can’t allow it to lose its shine. Hot water, some liquid detergent and a soft toothbrush are all you need to make your diamonds and gemstones dazzle again.
Like diamonds, you only need some lukewarm water, liquid detergent and a soft cloth to clean your pearls. Unlike diamonds or gemstones though, don’t ever soak your pearls in water. Instead, just wipe them with a cloth.
Over time with wear and tear, gold jewellery loses its shine. And if you are someone who wears gold regularly, the chance of the gold losing its lustre and some of your jewellery gathering gunk is a given. But you can get rid of all of that with some baking soda, detergent powder, and vinegar. Alternatively, you can clean your gold jewellery with some water and dishwashing liquid.
Silver is not just a metal you can use regularly, but it is also one that needs a little more cleaning than the other metals. Silver usually tarnishes easily, so it is important to clean it at least once a month if you wear it regularly. A little baking soda, aluminium foil and boiling water will do the trick. Alternatively, you can also clean your silver jewellery at home by soaking it in hot salt water for a while and cleaning it with either face wash or toothpaste.
The best way to clean platinum is by soaking it in warm water with a liquid dish soap or a jewellery cleaner like an ammonia solution. But don’t use an ammonia solution if your platinum jewellery has any gemstones in it.
If you are someone who wears brass jewellery, you know brass is another metal that will tarnish easily. All those pretty earrings and rings that have lost their classic look can get it back with only a bit of vinegar.
Stainless steel jewellery is pretty affordable and durable, so chances are you have a few of them. But people often don’t clean fashion jewellery. But cleaning your stainless steel jewellery is pretty easy as all it takes is some baking soda and water.
Much like silver, it is easy to clean your inexpensive oxidised jewellery as well. Just because the jewellery is cheap, it doesn’t mean you discard it because you can’t clean it. All it takes to get your oxidised jewellery looking like new is some liquid dishwashing soap, baking soda, and hot water.
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