4 common household products to sparkle your jewellery
: September 18 2014
We all love that dazzle and the sheen in the jewellery. Yes, it is at its brightest, but when used often most jewellery can look dull and lose its sheen. Wouldn’t most of us head to the jeweller to get the ornaments polished? Well, that is the ideal option, but if you are hard pressed for time, you can get the shine and dazzle right at home! Surprised? Don’t be! There are lots of products available right at home that can help you get the dazzle back to your jewellery. We recommend these cleaning tips only for gold and silver jewellery. We wouldn’t recommend this on artificial jewellery or any of your ornaments that are studded with precious stones.
So here they are, the 4 common household products to sparkle your jewellery!
Toothpaste serves more purposes than just cleaning your teeth. Yes, we mean it! Toothpastes work like a miracle when it comes to cleaning jewellery. All you got to do is take a little toothpaste on an old toothbrush and brush it against the jewelry softly. Once done, wash it off and clean it off with a wet cloth and wipe dry with a soft flannel cloth. We tried it and our vote goes to the white toothpastes over the gel ones!
If you’ve associated vinegar with sour pickles and oriental food, it is time you changed your mind. Vinegar can do wonders to your silverware or jewelry. The procedure here is to take around half a cup vinegar and add two tablespoon baking soda to it. Whisk it up! Pour this mixture in a flat dish. Soak the jewellery into this solution for around not more than 20 minutes. Take out the jewellery gently and place it under cool running water. Pat your jewellery dry with a soft flannel cloth.
Baking soda also comes in handy when thinking about cleaning your jewelry. All you got to do is take around1/4th cup baking soda and add 2 tablespoons water. Mix it to form a thick paste. Take a brush with soft bristles and apply this paste on the jewellery. You can also use a sponge to apply the paste. Let it stay on the jewellery for 5 minutes and then either with a soft brush or then a sponge. Once applied rub it gently, rinse and then dry it well.
Aluminium foil was restricted to be in the kitchen, used for wrapping up food to keep it warm. But did you know that it is one of the most effective cleansing agents to get the sparkle back to your jewellery. Take a tray or a flat dish. Cover it completely with a layer of aluminium foil and place your jewellery in it. Sprinkle baking soda over the jewellery and pour some boiling water over it. Your jewellery needs to b completely immersed in the boiling water. Let it stay for a few minutes. All the tarnish from the jewellery will get transferred to the foil. Take out the jewellery gently and place it under cool running water. Pat your jewellery dry with a soft flannel cloth.
Yes, cleaning your precious jewellery gets a lot easier with these products that can be found right in your home. So the next time you need a quick fix and get the sheen back to your jewellery try these solutions. Please note that these cleaning techniques work best only with silver and gold jewellery. Do not try any of these methods to clean artificial jewellery.