When your favourite bling just doesn't have the sparkle it used to, instead of purchasing expensive cleaning solutions or splashing out for a professional scrubbing, try this easy DIY jewellery cleaner first. Using ingredients you already have in your kitchen, this concoction costs pennies to make and doesn't use any harsh chemicals — just the power of science. You can even give your old toothbrush new life by gently scrubbing your jewels postsoak. Before you know it, your special gems will be dazzling once more.
What You'll Need:
- Small bowl
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon washing up liquid
- 250 ml hot water
- Paper towels
- Old toothbrush
- Gather what you need for making the jewellery cleaner. You can use your favourite washing up liquid — or make your own — to add a serious grease-busting aspect to this concoction. The salt, bicarbonate soda, and tinfoil create a chemical exchange called an ion transfer, which naturally cleans metals.
- Line the bowl with a square of foil, and then top with the salt, bicarbonate of soda, and washing up liquid. Now add the hot water and watch as the liquid fizzes. Drop in your jewellery and let sit in the cleaner for 10 minutes.
- Remove your jewellery and use the toothbrush to gently scrub around any prongs, groves in the jewellery, or gemstones. We tested this cleaner on gold, silver, diamonds, and other gems with glittering results. Rinse after cleaning, and pat dry.
- You'll love how your jewellery sparkles after the quick cleaning, but it's safe to do over and over.