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Easy Homemade Jewelry Cleaner

Quick and Easy Homemade Jewelry Cleaner - Make this using ingredients you already have! | www.classyclutter.netOkay… so I was unpacking and going through some of my jewelry … AND…. I found that all of my inexpensive jewelry that has been sitting in my jewelry box was tarnished and yucky and dirty! I forgot I even had some of it! So… I began a search for some kind of homemade jewelry cleaner so I didn’t have to go buy some! I stumbled upon this jewelry cleaner recipe using only boiling water and baking soda so I thought WTH I’ll try it…. AND…. It was like magic! Even my yucky, tarnished CTR ring that I LOVE was Sparkly clean and looked brand new! It made me very happy so I thought I’d share my find! Here’s the recipe below!

Instructions:

1. Line a glass bowl with aluminum foil, shiny side facing outward.

2. Place the jewelry you want to clean in the bowl making sure it’s touching the foil.

3. Cover the jewelry with baking soda – just enough so that you can’t see it.

4. Add boiling water – enough to immerse the jewelry.
5. Let soak for 3 to 5 minutes ( or less if it’s not really dirty).
6. Use tongs or a fork to lift out the jewelry ( you don’t want to get burned) and rise under cold water. And voila! You’ve got sparkling jewelry!

If the jewelry is very dirty or very tarnished – like silver or gold – then you may need to repeat the process so just add a little more baking soda and more boiling water – but make sure it’s boiling, that’s key!  You can also use a toothbrush to get in all the nooks and crannies of detailed jewelry.

This method works great on sterling, silver, gold, costume jewelry metals.. But do be careful if you’re got a lot crystals glued into a setting and limit soaking to no more than 90 seconds – or you might melt the glue. Also, don’t immerse natural pearls in this solution – it’s too caustic. It is however, fine for most gemstones and works wonders on cubic zirconia! And in case you’re wondering ….it also works fab for cleaning silverware, silver frames or any silver home decor!

Quick and Easy Homemade Jewelry Cleaner - Make this using ingredients you already have! | www.classyclutter.net

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    Sally
    January 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for this I will have to try this out shortly 🙂

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    Jennifer
    April 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the cleaning recipe. It worked great!!! Just so you know, it works without the tinfoil too. I forgot that step by the time I got downstairs and just used the baking soda and boiling water. My rings and earrings sparkle like I just bought them at the store. So very, very easy:)

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    reginag
    May 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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    Jillie Bean
    August 26, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Just used it on our wedding rings, they are beautiful! Thanks!

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    Negi
    November 21, 2012 at 9:45 am

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    Negi
    November 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for great information you write it very clean. I am very lucky to get this tips from you.

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    kym_kramer
    February 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    This is fabulous! Thank you so much. Once again, your help and info are priceless!

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    lobiwon
    June 4, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I tried it this weekend and it works. Only difference between your recipe and the one I used was that I had to line a glass bowl with aluminum foil (shiny side out). I WAS AMAZED.

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    katherine floritto
    June 4, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I’ve used this many times and it works very well. As for the toothbrush – be cautious, particularly if the stones are genuine and there’s a possibility that some may be a bit loose in their setting.

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    Plan to Buy the Jewelry
    February 28, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Homemade jewelry cleaner seems to be the best way to clean the silver jewelry. I hope that this method will help people to clean their jewelry effectively.

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    paleodiva
    May 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    This method should not be used to clean anything with natural emeralds (lab created should be ok), opals, or pearls. None of these items should be exposed to extreme heat.

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    visit their website
    January 9, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Wow! So interesting! It is very good to know that I can clean my jewellery with so simple ingredients! I will definitely try this at home!

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    Madie C
    January 31, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Why do you need aluminum foil?

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    Valerie Jeck
    March 31, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I had no idea that I can use so simple products like baking soda and foil in order to clean my tarnished jewellery. I thought that I should spend a lot of money on some special cleaner but it turns out that it is easier than I thought. Thank you a lot for sharing this unique cleaning recipe!

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    Josseline
    June 12, 2015 at 9:17 am

    What a great idea! It’s time for our wedding rings to get cleaned already and I’m going to use your cleaner. Thank you for the hint!

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    Sarah
    November 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing this useful information.
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    Molly white
    January 27, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    You did not mentioned about the gemstones jewellery and pearl earrings ! Can i cleaned them using the above tips to clean sitting at home.

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    H&H Jewellery Stores
    February 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Good points to clean jewellery at home with no special skills required.

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    Mall of Style
    April 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you for these tips on how to test sterling silver with this magic jewelry cleaner.
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    Opal Mineaus
    August 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Hi
    Lovely post. I tried your cleaning recipe and it worked to perfection. I had a huge stock of jewellery which I have not worn in a long time. So I thought might as well try wearing it. But it was so dirty my god. After using the jewellery cleaner, all my old jewellery looks like brand new. I love it completely. This is fabulous. Thank you so much..
    Regards;
    Opal Mineaus

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