This is an Easy Homemade Jewelry Cleaner that takes just two ingredients that you’ve probably got at home right now. (Plus a bit of water.) If you are looking down at an engagement ring that looks like it could use some love, try this today.
To make this simple recipe, you just need a couple things and a twenty minute soak and your rings will shine like new again. Let’s dive in and clean those rings.
Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
My wedding ring always looks so dirty and dingy. I remember the way it sparkled in the jewelry store lighting and wanted it to look that way always. Of course, if you are wearing your white gold ring on your hand everyday, it’s bound to get filthy, quickly.
That’s OK though, because I have a simple concoction I found to clean my rings quick and easy. It works every time and its gentle so you can use this as often as you need.
How To Make Jewelry Cleaner
This is incredibly easy to make and you only need two things (well, three if you count the water.)
- Dawn Dish Soap – I swear by Dawn because I just think it cleans better than the rest but my assumption is that another brand would work fine for this. I just haven’t tested it yet.
- Salt – Just regular ‘ole table salt.
- Water – Hot, but not boiling.
- Grab a bowl and pour 1 cup of hot water in. (Like, super duper hot.)
- Pour in 1 tablespoon of salt and stir until is dissolves.
- Add in 1 tablespoon of dish soap and stir.
- Drop your jewelry in to sit for about 20 minutes. Pull it out and check on it to see if it might need more time. If there are some hard to get to places, use an old toothbrush to give it a scrub. (I like children’s tooth brushes best for this because they have soft bristles so its gentle on the metal.)
- Pull jewelry from the water, rinse it off and let air dry.
If you notice tiny scratches along the bands, that’s totally normal. Gold is actually a very soft metal and scratches easily. The trick to removing those small scratches, if you want to, is a jewelry polishing cloth and liquid laundry detergent.
Yes, laundry detergent. Similar to cleaning your ring, you’ll start with a bowl of hot water, add in a few drops of detergent and let it soak for five minutes. Pull it out and buff with the polishing side of the jewelry cloth. Make sure not to rub the stones, though.
This is a great method for removing scratches from watches as well, but (obviously) do not soak the watch. Simply dip the cloth into the solution and scrub.
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