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Absolutely Genius Hacks to Clean Your Jewelry ...

By Neecey

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

Homemade Jewelry CleanerPlace 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

Use Tomato KetchupYour favorite condiment will clean tarnished silver, copper and brass.

3 Use Beer

Use BeerUse a clean towel and polish gold jewelry to get that glow back.

4 Use Toothpaste

Use ToothpasteYet 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

Seltzer Water Works on GemstonesSoak your gemstones in a bath of club soda overnight then wipe them dry and voilá - sparkly baubles.

6 Dishwashing Soap Can Be Used Too

Dishwashing Soap Can Be Used TooNo! 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

A White Vinegar BathLet 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 Brings Back the ShineVodka 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

Try Denture TabletsHas 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 CleanerUse 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

Untangle Chains Using Baby PowderSprinkle 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

Store Your Silver Jewelry with Chalk to Prevent TarnishChalk will absorb the moisture that creates tarnish

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