Wednesday, August 5, 2015

make your own jewelry cleaner

When I got married I inherited my grandmother's wedding set, that my grandfather gave to her 65 years ago. I was honored to inherit such a special family heirloom, but kind of daunted. I mean, this thing is way more bling then I've ever owned. Also, who knew keeping it clean was going to be so...difficult? It's a symbol of undying love, and it deserves to not be full of cooking and child related goo! See, isn't it pretty? 

make your own jewelry cleaner

Rather then make religiously regular trips to the jewelry store, I came up with an easy diy jewelry cleaner recipe, and it actually worked! Check it out:

make your own jewelry cleaner

This process uses only three ingredients you probably already have in your own cabinets. 


make your own jewelry cleaner

Ingredients

1 tsp dish soap
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp table salt 

you will also need

tinfoil, a bowl, 1/2 cup hot water and an old toothbrush

make your own jewelry cleaner

The procsss

1. Cover your bowl in tinfoil, and put the salt and baking soda into your bowl.
2. Pour the hot water over the baking soda and salt.
3. Mix in your dish soap, stirring until everything is dissolved. Drop your jewelry into the bottom and let it soak for about 10 minutes. 
4. After your piece has soaked, pull it out and scrub gently with an old toothbrush. 

That's it!

make your own jewelry cleaner

My ring is gorgeous and sparkly again, and without the trip to the jewelry store. Score! Which means I can keep it looking this good with regular at-home cleanings. 

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip, let me know how it works for you!
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7 comments:

  1. Your ring is beautiful! Regarding the tinfoil, is it required? Or just for keeping the bowl clean?

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    1. It works like a magnet for things like rust/tarnish. It helps, but you don't need it!

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  2. Gorgeous ring and thanks for the instructions for cleaning jewelry....Christine

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  3. I did something similar to this for my favorite necklace. It made such a difference! I didn't use dish soap though, so I'll add that next time. Fortunately the store my ring came from is close by and I can go in to get my ring cleaned anytime, so I usually don't do that myself.

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    1. Oh you're so lucky! I have to make a special trip to get mine cleaned, and I love it to be sparkly and pretty all the time.

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