How To Clean Jewelry At Home: Easy DIY Jewelry Cleaners To Give Your Gems Shine Back

November 29, 2019 14:23

Have you ever wondered how to make homemade jewelry cleaner? It's not surprising as any jewelry enthusiast will agree that their trinkets need maintaining to keep them in tiptop condition. The best jewelry is very expensive and it is thus important to maintain it in mint condition to ensure its longevity. Even the most durable pieces require constant care.

Did you know that when your gems lose their sparkle and your silver pieces start to tarnish, there’s no need for getting it professionally cleaned or spending on a jewelry cleaner full of harsh chemicals? There are cleaners you can make yourself for use at home.

Try these simple do-it-yourself jewelry cleaners that use simple ingredients you already have!

DIY jewelry cleaners


Dish Soap Soak

This recipe works best on silver and gold jewelry.

Mild dish soap is perfect for cleaning jewelry or your engagement ring.

What you’ll need:

For this DIY cleaner, you will need mild dish soap, a bowl of warm water, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a lint-free cloth.

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  • Squirt a small amount of dish soap into a bowl of warm water.
  • Let the piece of jewelry sit in the soapy mixture for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to lightly brush away dirt from the setting, stones, or anywhere else where grime has collected.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Dry the jewelry with a microfiber or lint-free cloth.

Aluminum Foil Soak

What you’ll need:

1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid, 1 cup water and Aluminium foil.

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  • Heat the water in the microwave for a minute or two.
  • Cut the foil to fit the bottom of a small bowl and place it inside the bowl.
  • Press it down.
  • Pour the hot water into the bowl and add the salt, soap and baking soda.
  • Give it a stir before you place your jewelry onto the foil.

  • Let it sit for eight to 10 minutes.
  • Rinse your jewelry under cold running water and dry it with a soft cloth.

This DIY will leave your jewels clean and shiny in a short period of time. Next time you wear your favorite jewelry don't be surprised if someone thinks it's brand new!

Do you know any other tried and trusted methods on how to make jewelry cleaner at home? Don't hesitate to share it with us!

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