You already know that there are many products in your pantry that are superb multi-taskers; items that can be used not just in cooking but in your beauty routine and cleaning the house. You can also put some of your cupboard items to work to clean your jewelry. Like these:
1 Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
Place tin foil in a ceramic bowl and fill with water. Add baking powder, a teaspoon of salt, and a dash of white vinegar. Place your silver in the mixture for five minutes and rinse with warm water afterwards. (Do not use on jewelry with gemstones)
2 Use Tomato Ketchup
Your favorite condiment will clean tarnished silver, copper and brass.
3 Use Beer
Use a clean towel and polish gold jewelry to get that glow back.
4 Use Toothpaste
Yet another simple household item that will bring a shine back to your jewelry. Do not use it on pearls.
5 Seltzer Water Works on Gemstones
Soak your gemstones in a bath of club soda overnight then wipe them dry and voilá - sparkly baubles.
6 Dishwashing Soap Can Be Used Too
No! Do not put your jewelry in the dishwasher with the cutlery. A very diluted solution of dishwashing soap and water will bring the sparkle back to gold or pearl jewelry.
7 A White Vinegar Bath
Let your gold jewelry soak in a white vinegar bath for 15 minutes, turning it occasionally. Remove and scrub gently, if needed.
8 Vodka Brings Back the Shine
Vodka can bring a sheen back to hard stones like diamonds or crystal rhinestones. Pour some vodka on a clean cloth and thoroughly wipe the jewelry. You can also swirl the jewelry around in a glass of vodka and then wipe them down if the pieces are particularly dirty.
9 Try Denture Tablets
Has your diamond ring lost its sparkle? Drop a denture tablet into a glass containing a cup of water. Follow that with your ring or diamond earrings. Let it sit for a few minutes. Remove your jewelry and rinse to reveal the old sparkle and shine.
10 Use Window Cleaner
Use window cleaner to spruce up jewelry that is all metal or has crystalline gemstones, such as diamonds or rubies. Spray on the cleaner, then use an old soft-bristled toothbrush for cleaning. Don’t use for opaque stones such as opal or turquoise or organic gems such as coral or pearl.
11 Untangle Chains Using Baby Powder
Sprinkle baby powder over your tangle and then prise them apart with tweezers or a needle.
12 Store Your Silver Jewelry with Chalk to Prevent Tarnish
Chalk will absorb the moisture that creates tarnish