How to Clean Jewellery

Posted on February 21 2017

It's easy to forget that we wear our favourite baubles more than a lot of our other wardrobe staples, so they don't always get the same care and attention they need to stay bright and sparkling. While we'd always recommend professional cleaning, if you're after quick and affordable tricks to bringing the bling back to your, well, bling, then keep scrolling!


No longer just for Saturday nights, this spirit is great for removing dirt and grime from hard stones like diamonds. A good scrub with a soft, lint-free cloth soaked in vodka will bring the sparkle back in no time. 


In keeping with the dual-purpose booze theme, use a soft cloth soaked in light beer (no dark brews!) to clean solid gold or gold plated jewellery, as long as there aren't any gemstones. 


The high acidity in our fave burger & fries condiment magically removes dirt and tarnish from silver jewellery. Submerge in a bowl of the red stuff for 5-10 minutes, then scrub with an old toothbrush before rinsing with warm water and patting dry.


Who doesn't love a bubble bath?! Treat your diamonds and other precious and semi-precious stones to an overnight soak. Gently dry and enjoy the sparkle!


Not just an old wives' tale, this household staple is actually amazing for sprucing up pretty much everything in your jewellery box - except pearls. Scrub with an old toothbrush, then wipe clean with a soft cloth soaked in warm water. 

To make cleaning easier for next time, remember to remove jewellery before doing your daily grind (showering, washing your hands, applying hair or body products, cooking, hitting the gym, etc.) to keep the nasties away.


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