I must admit that one of my favorite things is my set of wedding rings. I am not trying to be materialistic, but I just think that it is gorgeous personally as I’m sure all of you feel the same way about yours. I love for it to sparkle and really get lost staring at it. (You think I’m joking, but I’m not. Totally dead serious.)
I used to take it to the jewelry store where my husband bought it and they would clean it for me for free. I started to find that it wasn’t always easy to find the time to stop by and sit waiting for it to clean. I also didn’t want to buy any harsh store bought cleaners with lots of chemicals. As you can see below it definitely needs a good cleaning right now.
I have researched lots of different types online and found that this one is my most favorite. I use it on silver and my diamond ring.
My Tiffany & Co. necklace pictured below was a gift from my parents several years ago and does have several scratches. I have noticed though after I clean it that they aren’t as noticeable. This necklace also somehow got Mountain Dew spilt on it before and left a sticky residue. The cleaner was also great for that too.
What you will need:
- Small bowl
- Aluminum foil
- Soft cloth
- Baking Soda
- Dishwashing liquid
- Warm water
*I do not measure an exact measurement for the salt, baking soda, and dishwashing liquid. I usually just add a good spoonful of the salt and baking soda and a squirt or two of the dishwashing liquid. It really just depends on how much jewelry needs to be cleaned.
Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the bowl. Add salt, baking soda, and dishwashing liquid first.
Then add warm water and stir together some.
Place the jewelry in the water bowl and let sit for about 20 minutes.
*If the jewelry is really dirty, you could let sit for longer.
As you can see below, the water turned a nasty color, but I know it’s working.
Take your jewelry out and wipe off with soft cloth.
My ring has several tiny grooves so I used a toothbrush and gently rubbed to remove any excess “gunk.”
Then rinse the jewelry in cool water and wipe again with a soft cloth. Your jewelry will be sparkling! Check out these before and after pictures.
I am so happy to have a jewelry cleaner that is inexpensive to make and also consists of items that I usually always have on hand.
Now go get you jewelry sparkling and enjoy it as it glows!
*Disclaimer: I am not an expert in jewelry, stones, or diamonds. I cannot say what jewelry is safe to use with this cleaner. I can only recommend what works great for me from my own experiences. What I can say is that my diamond ring sparkles!!