We’ve all seen it happen; our favourite gems and metals are sparkly one day, then dull and tarnished the next. Even the finest materials lose their luster with poor maintenance and lack of TLC.
We can’t put enough stress on the importance of taking good care of your jewels. But what we can do is offer up cost-friendly, easy and creative ways to do so! You need not pay big bucks for name brand products full of chemicals and additives you can’t pronounce. Instead, keep reading for some tips to keep your gems glistening for weeks to come.
- Alka-Seltzer: Drop your jewellery into a glass of fizzy alka-seltzer. You’ll see hassle-free results in just a few minutes.
- Ammonia: Mix straight ammonia with 3 parts hot water. Soak your jewels for 3-5 minutes and remove. Rinse with water and dry with a lint-free cloth.
- Homemade Solution: For your more resistant pieces, combine equal parts salt, baking soda and dish detergent. Add hot water and pour into a bowl lined with aluminum foil. Let your items soak a few minutes and remove to reveal sparkly jewels that are as good as new!