3 Fun Cleaning Hacks For Your Jewelry

If you have a jewelry collection of costume and real jewelry, you'll want to make sure that you take good care of it so that you can wear your jewelry for as long as possible without causing it any damage. Here are three cleaning hacks that you need to know in order to keep all of your jewelry looking great.

#1 Use Toothpaste On Silver Jewelry

Over time, silver jewelry can develop an almost black-like colored coat on it. This coat is caused from dirt accumulating on the jewelry. If your silver jewelry is not shining anymore and has more of a black look to it, you can easily clean it with some toothpaste.

You are going to want to use a toothpaste that contains baking soda. Take the baking soda, and apply it to your silver jewelry. Use either a toothbrush or a really soft cloth to scrub at the jewelry and remove the build-up dirt. Then, rinse the jewelry off with some warm water. You may want to plug up the sink or put warm water in a bucket and then rinse your jewelry off in the bucket to ensure that it doesn't go down the drain.

#2 Use Vodka On Your Shiny Jewelry

Vodka is not just good for drinking; it is a great way to clean gemstones, diamond and glass jewelry pieces. You can use pretty much any type of vodka; regular vodka or even flavored vodka, it really doesn't matter.

You are going to want to cover your jewelry up with the vodka in a shallow plate or bowl. Alternatively, you could also get a cloth wet with vodka and use that to clean the jewelry. You will want to scrub the jewelry with a soft clean toothbrush to remove any dirt that has built up.

Once you are done cleaning, rinse off your jewelry and follow up with a buffing cloth. This will help your gemstones, diamonds, and glass pieces shine.

#3 Use Beer For Gold

Beer is actually great for cleaning your jewelry, as long as you stick to lighter colored beers. You should not use dark colored beers to clean your jewelry with. Like with the vodka, either soak your gold jewelry in the beer or soak a cleaning cloth in the beer. Let the gold soak for a few minutes in the beer; that is generally all that is necessary. You don't need to scrub the jewelry; instead, just rinse it off and then polish your gold with a soft cloth. This should remove any dirt that has built up on your gold jewelry. 

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