DIY - Methods To Clean Jewellery At Home -
- Jewellery has the power to be the one little thing that makes you feel unique- Elizabeth Taylor
They say you never really know a woman until you have seen her sparkles, the time you buy your first piece of jewellery, you would know that. Be it the family heirlooms, your first buy, a gift, or one from an extensive collection, each piece of jewellery holds a distinctive experience for the possessor, with a unique story.
But, more often than not, our dazzling diamonds and glittery gold, age, like their owners, losing their lustre along the way, due to frequent and a little care-free usage.
However, fear not, getting your jewellery back to their glittery self wouldn’t take many efforts, so if your jewellery is turning black or losing its lustre with time, you can try these simple and effective ways, to get your jewels jovial, and pristine again.
How To Clean Jewellery Hassle-Free?
· Use jewellery polishing cloth-
If your jewellery is stored well, and only needs mild cleaning, from time to time, you can avail yourself of jewellery cleaning cloth or any soft cloth, available everywhere. Just rub it gently, and you are good to go. You can also use polishing creams and sprays.
· Ultrasonic cleaner-
If you are a little fastidious, an ultrasonic cleaner would be the perfect pick for you, cleaning your jewellery quickly and very effectively.
· Detergent and aluminium-foil-
Take a small bowl, and line it with aluminium foil. Fill the bowl with hot water, and pour one tbsp of bleach-free powdered detergent like the tide. Let it sit for a minute. Rinse the jewellery properly and air-dry, and we are good to go.
How To Clean Gold Jewellery At Home?
Jewellery made with pure gold doesn’t tarnish; however, it might turn black, in a case, made with copper, or silver.
1. Dishwashing liquid-
Put a few drops of dish soap in lukewarm water, and give your delicate trinkets a gentle bath in the solution. Let them sit for a good five minutes. Use a toothbrush to remove dirt trapped in the crevices. Swish them around in the solution, rinse well and pat dry with a soft towel.
2. Ammonia solution-
Mix ½ a cup of ammonia in one cup of warm water. Soak your jewellery for 10 minutes, gently rub it clean with cotton and let it dry for some time.
Warning – Not for pearl jewellery as it can damage the delicate surface.
3. Vinegar and baking soda-
Swathe your jewellery with a light coat of baking soda and pour a little vinegar over it. Rinse it well and pat dry.
Warning- Not for pearl and gemstones
4. Alcohol (Beer)-
Dab a little beer onto a soft cloth and gently rub your jewellery. Clean it dry.
Warning- Not for gemstones
How To Clean Silver Jewellery At Home?
1. Dish soap-
Add a few drops of dish soap in warm water. Let it soak for about 15 minutes. Scrub it with a gentle toothbrush, rinse well and air dry.
2. Baking soda and aluminium foil-
Clean jewellery at home with this simple trick, by placing your jewellery in an aluminium foil-lined bowl. Add baking soda and boiling water, and leave your jewellery in the solution, for 30 minutes.
3. Your favourite Ketchup-
Preserve a bit of ketchup for your jewellery, too, as it works wonders, in keeping your silver tarnish-free.
How To Clean Diamond Jewellery At Home?
1. A concoction of salt, baking soda, dishwashing soap, aluminium foil, and water-
Optimal for hard stones like diamonds and platinum, cleaning jewellery at home with this concoction becomes very easy. Add water, soda, dish soap and salt in an aluminium foil-lined bowl. Use an ultra-soft toothbrush or a soft cloth to clean thoroughly.
2. Alka seltzer-
Dunk your dull jewellery in a glass of fizzing Alka-seltzer for a few minutes to get them pristine and sparkling again.
Warning- Don’t use the flavoured one, as it might harm your jewellery.
3. A combination of ammonia, dishwashing soap and water-
You can use this concoction to clean your diamonds, or other hard stones like rubies and sapphires to get a pristine look. Use a very gentle toothbrush to rub the jewellery clean.
How To Clean Costume Jewellery At Home?
1. Baby shampoo-
Mix a few drops of shampoo and water to make a thick paste, and gently rub your jewellery clean with a soft brush. Rinse the jewellery well, and dry with a soft cloth.
2. Dental tablets-
Put a tablet in the water, soak your jewellery in the solution for some time, and gently rub it clean with a soft toothbrush.
3. Toothpaste and toothbrush-
Apply the paste on a brush, and rub your jewellery clean.
How To Clean Gemstones At Home?
1. Dish soap and seltzer-
Soak your jewellery for about 5 minutes in a solution of dishwashing soap and seltzer water. Use a soft toothbrush to clean it, rinse it well and buff dry.
2. The Simplicity of a soda-
Soak your hard stones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires into a glass full of club soda. Soak the jewellery overnight to get a pristine look.
Avarta jewellery takes pride in being a company for its customers. We value our long-standing relationships and strive to serve only the best to our esteemed patrons. We take great focus on the quality of our products, and our jewellery does not lose lustre or shine even with the passing time, owing to our commitment to quality.
There are a few safety measures everyone should follow when it comes to buying and wearing jewellery.
Enumerated below are a few of the safety recommendations for our valuable customers-
· Avoid wearing costume jewellery, if and when sweaty, as the polishing might cause you skin allergies.
· Remove your fake jewellery, when you no longer need to wear it, for minimal usage.
Avoid wearing jewellery while swimming as the chlorine and saltwater might damage it.
In the case of pearls, make sure that you clean them with a soft cloth after each wear as the body oil, and perfume, etc., can turn the peals yellow.
Store your silver trinkets in an anti-tarnish bag. Also, wear it as much as you can, as the more it is worn, the shinier it gets. (friction with the skin slows down the tarnishing process.
Get your jewellery examined, from time to time, to make sure that the stones are in a good shape, and you are keeping your trinkets in good health.