Are you tired of paying for expensive jewelry cleaner? Check out this DIY that only requires 2 ingredients! Super simple and affordable!
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This is a super simple and awesome little recipe! The best thing about this jewelry cleaner is that it takes only 2 ingredients that you likely already have right at home! Baking soda and water! EASY! It’s absolutely fool-proof and works like magic on your jewelry. Promise!
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! It also has worked wonders on my wedding ring which is white gold.
2 Ingredient Jewelry Cleaner
How to Make Jewelry Cleaner
- Line the bowl.
Line a glass bowl with aluminum foil with the shiny side facing outward.
- Place the jewelry.
Put the jewelry you want to clean in the bowl making sure it’s touching the foil.
- Cover with baking soda.
Pour baking soda over the jewelry just enough so that you can’t see it.
- Add boiling water.
Immerse the jewelry with boiling water.
- Soak the jewelry.
Let the jewelry soak for 3 to 5 minutes or less if it’s not really dirty.
- Take the jewelry out.
Use tongs or a fork to lift out the jewelry so you don’t get burned and rise under cold water.
- Enjoy your sparkling jewelry!
You might have to repeat this process a few times if the jewelry is super tarnished.
Look at your 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’ve 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!