Home Remedies for Cleaning your Jewelry! 

Remedies to clean your jewelry with products already in your home. 
You don't need fancy cleaners for sparkling jewelry.

1. Gold, Gold-filled, Brass, Nickel, Silver, Sterling Silver
1 tablespoon salt
One tablespoon baking soda
One tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
One piece aluminum foil
Directions: Cover the bottom of a bowl with a piece of aluminum foil then set aside. In a separate bowl, heat one cup water in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Pour hot water into aluminum foil lined bowl then add all other ingredients. Mix thoroughly then submerge jewelry into the mixture and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. After time limit, rinse jewelry in cold water and dry with soft cloth. 

2. Gold and Silver
1/2 cup clear ammonia
1 cup warm water
Brighten gold and silver by soaking in solution for 10 minutes then wiping clean with soft cloth and allowing to dry completely. Do not use this cleaning solution with jewelry containing pearls solution will damage the delicate surface. 

3. Ketchup or Worcestershire Sauce Jewelry Cleaner
Rub sauce onto jewelry and let sit for 1-3 minutes then rinse with warm water and dry. The acidic properties of sauces will remove dirt. 

4. Clean Brass or Copper Jewelry
Two teaspoons lemon juice
Two teaspoons vinegar
baking soda
Directions: Mix lemon juice with vinegar then add just enough baking soda to create a gritty paste. Use a soft cloth and rub mixture onto your brass or copper then rinse with warm water and dry. 

5. Tooth Paste Jewelry Cleaner
Use opaque toothpaste rather than the clear varieties for a gentle abrasive to clean jewelry.

6. Easily Untangle Necklaces 
Apply a few drops of oil onto jewelry knot and use a pin to loosen the knot then rinse jewelry with warm water. 

7. Alka-Seltzer
To brighten dull jewelry drop it into a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer for a couple of minutes then remove and rinse.  

8. Aluminum Foil
Line a bowl with aluminum foil and fill with hot water. Add one tablespoon of bleach-free powdered laundry detergent and mix thoroughly. Place jewelry in solution soaking for one minute then remove, rinse and allow to air-dry. The aluminum foil makes use of the chemical process known as ion exchange. Remedy also good for cleaning silverware. 

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