Posted on March 27 2017
We know the importance of taking care of our skin, hands, hair and nails but many of us don't think that our precious jewelry also needs maintenance to preserve it's beauty for years to come.
Here are some of our valuable tips to help you to maintain your jewelry using common household items:
1. CLEANING GOLD JEWELRY
In a glass mix;
- ½ a cup of vinegar
- 1 drop of tea tree oil
Mix it together, put your jewelry in the solution and leave it over night. The next morning using old tooth brush and baking soda, brush the pieces and rinse under water. Your jewelry will shine like brand new.
2. CLEANING STERLING SILVER
In a glass bowl mix;
- 1 cup of hot water
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of dish detergent
- 1 sheet of aluminum foil
Place the jewelry on top of the aluminum foil and let it soak for 5-10min, rinse under water and dry. Works great on silver , gold- filled and brass. Make new solution every time you clean.
3. CLEANING GEMSTONES
In a glass bowl mix warm water with few drops of dish detergent, put the jewelry in for about 15 min. brush it with a soft toothbrush, rinse and dry and.
4. CLEANING PEARLS, EMERALDS, AMBER AND OPALS
The above stones are very porous and easily absorb liquids, do not put them in any cleaning
solutions since you may permanently damage the stone. You can soak them in a mineral oil, it works for them as a conditioner and is very beneficial for maintaining a long time beauty of the stone Other than that just simply wipe them with a cloth.