The Ultimate Guide-How To Clean Jewelry At Home?

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Last week, I tried cleaning one of my favorite necklaces (a silver necklace) because why not? I was anyway bored at home so I thought why not use this time to polish my jewellery pieces?

So, I took my phone and searched for “How to clean silver jewelry at home”?

I was looking for easy yet effective ways to clean jewelry at home and here’s what I found!

A huge list of jewellery cleaning tips, out of which, few of the tips required 1 or 2 fancy ingredients (which I didn’t have).

Also, there were so many tips, I got confused and decided not to clean my necklace (it was my favorite necklace and I didn’t want to take any chance because I wasn’t sure which tip would work and which won’t).

Why am I telling you all this?

Because “My Chaaah to clean my necklace” is the reason why I’ve written this blog.

After my struggle with Google Baba, I thought to create a blog that talks about all the possible ways to clean your jewellery at home with available products.

So that if a girl/woman decides to clean her favorite jewellery piece at 2 in the morning then she should have the best guide with her.

PS: All these tips are easy to follow and effective

So, what are you waiting for?

Go ahead and give it a read!

How to Clean Silver Jewelry With Toothpaste?

How to Clean Jewellery With Toothpaste?

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Toothpaste is one of the most easily available ingredients at everyone’s home. So, let’s start with this hack.

Take any non-gel based toothpaste (white-colored toothpaste is preferred) and apply it to your jewellery pieces. Take a soft toothbrush and rub it gently on the jewellery. You can also use your hands if you don’t have a soft toothbrush.

Once you’ve cleaned the jewellery, wash it with water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for silver jewellery.

How to Clean Jewellery With Baking Soda?

How to Clean Jewellery With Baking Soda?

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Baking soda is a great cleaner for gold, silver, and costume jewellery. For the best results, you can add Hydrogen Peroxide to the Baking Soda.

Here’s how you can use these ingredients to clean your jewellery.

Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to the baking soda and rub this paste gently on your jewellery.

Rinse off with water and buff with a soft cloth.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for Silver jewellery (especially Oxidized Silver Jewellery) and fashion jewellery. 

How to Clean Jewellery With Washing Liquid?

How to Clean Jewellery With Washing Liquid?

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For this hack, you need 1 Teaspoon of Dishwashing liquid, ½ teaspoon of Ammonia and 1 cup of warm water.

Mix all these ingredients together and dip the jewellery into the solution for about 10-12 seconds. Take out the jewellery and clean the rusted or dirty areas with an old toothbrush and tada, your Gold jewellery will look sparkling new.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for Gold jewellery.

How to Clean Jewellery With Dish Soap?

The ultimate guide: How to clean jewellery at home?

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You can also use dish soap mixed with warm water to clean your Gold Jewellery.

Take a bowl to make a mixture of dish soap and warm water. Place your jewellery pieces in the bowl and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes. Make sure that you put small jewellery pieces into a strainer before placing them in the solution.

Take the jewellery pieces out and use a soft toothbrush to clean them (don’t forget to clean the crevices and chain links as these areas have the most dirt trapped).

Rinse all the jewellery pieces under running water and clean them with a soft cloth.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for Gold jewellery.

How to Clean Jewellery With Coca Cola?

How to Clean Jewellery With Coke/Sprite?

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For this hack, all you need is a bottle of Coca Cola and a bowl.

Pour some Coca Cola into the bowl and dip your jewellery piece in it. Let it rest in Coca Cola for about 10-15 minutes.

Take out the jewellery piece and wipe it with a soft cloth.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for artificial jewellery.

How to Clean Jewellery With Lemon?

The Ultimate Guide: How to clean jewellery at home?

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All those people who are searching for “How to clean silver jewelry at home”, pay Attention!  

Here are all the ingredients required for this hack!

1 Lemon

Hot water

3 tablespoons of Salt

Silver cleaning cloth (this is a must-have ingredient because regular cloth won’t bring the best result)

Process: Squeeze a lemon into a bowl and add 3 tablespoons of salt along with hot water. Place your jewellery piece in the bowl for about 5 minutes. Remove and rub it with silver cleaning cloth.

How to Clean Jewellery With Alcohol?

The ultimate guide: How to clean jewellery at home?

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Beer: Beer can do wonders for your Gold jewellery. Pour some beer on a soft cloth and clean your Gold jewellery with it. You can use any regular beer for this hack (just don’t use a dark ale).

Make sure that your Gold jewellery pieces (the ones you want to clean) don’t have any gemstones.  

Vodka/Gin: Both Vodka and Gin are the best polishers for Diamonds. Pour some Vodka on a soft cloth and wipe your jewellery pieces with it.

How to Clean Jewellery With Aluminium Foil?

How to Clean Jewellery With Aluminium Foil?

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All those who want to know how to clean silver jewelry, this hack is for you.

For this hack, you need:

1 Aluminum foil

1 Glass dish/plate

1 tablespoon Baking Soda

1 tablespoon Sea Salt

½ Cup Vinegar

1 Cup boiling Water

Tongs to take out the jewellery from boiling water  

Process: Follow these steps to clean your jewellery with Aluminium foil.

  • Boil water in a pan.
  • Cover the glass dish Aluminum foil.
  • Add all the dry ingredients (sea salt and baking soda) into the glass dish and gently pour in the vinegar. You can clean your jewellery without Vinegar also as it is used to speed up the process. If you don’t have Vinegar then you’d have to soak in the jewellery for a longer period of time (be careful while pouring in Vinegar. Keep your face away from the dish and use gloves to perform the entire process).
  • Pour the boiling water into Glass dish and submerge your jewellery pieces in the dish for about 1-2 minutes. For heavily tarnished pieces, it may take up to 4 minutes as well.
  • Take out the jewellery pieces with tongs, wash them with water and pat dry.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for silver jewellery.

How to Clean Jewellery With Vegetable Oil?

How to Clean Jewellery With Vegetable Oil?

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This hack works really well for Pearls.

Pour some vegetable oil on a soft cloth and wipe your Pearls with it. It will remove all the dust from your Pearl jewellery.

Pearls can also be cleaned with your regular Shampoo. Here’s how you can do it:

Lay the strand of your Pearls on a soft cloth. Dip a small makeup brush (a clean one) into a mixture of warm water and a little shampoo (your regular shampoo), and wipe each pearl gently.

Clean the pearls with a soft damp cloth.

Let the strand dry and tada! It’s done!

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for Pearls and Pearl jewellery.

How to Clean Jewellery With Tomato Ketchup?

How to Clean Jewellery With Tomato Ketchup?

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If you’re concerned about how to clean silver jewelry then this hack is for you!

For this hack, you need a bowl of tomato ketchup, your tarnished jewellery pieces, and a packet of your favorite chips.  

While the first 2 ingredients are for jewellery cleaning, the third one is for you to munch on while cleaning the jewellery.

Okay, to clean your jewellery, submerge it in the bowl of ketchup for about 5-10 minutes. Take out the jewellery piece and use a soft toothbrush to clean it.

Rinse it with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for silver and artificial jewellery. I would not advise you to clean precious jewellery and precious/semi-precious gemstones with ketchup.

How to Clean Jewellery With Window Cleaner?

How to Clean Jewellery With Window Cleaner?

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Last but not least, the window cleaner!

Take any window cleaner such as Colin and spray it on your tarnished jewellery piece. Clean the jewellery’s surface with your hands or a soft toothbrush. Wipe off the jewelry with a clean and soft cloth and tada! It’s done.

MAKE NOTE: This hack works well for silver jewellery, fashion jewellery, and jewellery pieces studded with hard gemstones such as Diamonds and Rubies.

This hack is an excellent way to clean your Engagement Diamond Ring.

Talking about which, check out our blog on “How to take care of your Engagement Ring?”

So, these were some of the hacks that you can definitely use to clean your jewellery at home.

Which of these hacks would you like to try? And if you know about any other easy yet effective hacks to clean jewellery, share them with me.

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