Cleaning Tarnished Jewellery

It is worn on an ordinary day, while hanging out, while on a date, or while at work (unless the nature of your job dictates otherwise). It is such a precious thing to you, and it adds to your general look. That is none other than your favourite jewellery piece: bracelet, necklace, earring, studs, ring, etc – name them. And while jewellery may not be everyone’s cup of tea, one truism is that any such piece adds flavour to your outfit. But like any other accessory, jewellery items are not immune to dirt. There comes a time when their original colour starts fading away, leaving them dull. Do you have to throw your jewellery into the dustbin just because it is tarnished? No. As a matter of fact, you can easily reclaim the glory of these precious accessories using the following three ways.

A Bubble Bath

A bubble bath is one of the easiest ways to transform your tarnished jewellery – that’s right. Whether you have a precious stone, gold or silver jewellery, this method works for them all. Just be sure to use warm water with a dish soap (a mild one is recommended). Start by making foam in a bowl and immersing your jewellery items in the solution for, say, half an hour. Remove the pieces and rinse them in a bowl of clean water. As you rinse, you can use a gentle scrubber, such as a toothbrush to remove any remaining tarnish. Air dry your piece(s) and you’re good to go.

A Salt Solution Bath

A salt solution is one of the most effective jewellery cleaners, especially when it comes to silver accessories. And while most tarnished gems, metals, and stones can be soaked in this solution, you may want to first check your item just to be sure there will be no negative results. Once you have done that, make a solution of table salt and warm water and add shredded aluminum foil pieces. Soak your accessories in the solution for thirty minutes and rinse with clean water. They should be shiny again.

Water and White Vinegar

Want a cleaner that will leave your tarnished jewellery looking super clean and shiny? A combination of white vinegar and water is the cleaner that fits that bill. Start by combining equal parts of these two ingredients and soaking your tarnished piece in the solution for about thirty minutes. You will want to get into crevices, grooves, holes, and corners using a gentle toothbrush. Be sure to soak the brush well for the best results. Once the pieces are clean, rinse them with clean water and let them air dry. The outcome is a hyper-glossy necklace, bracelet, ring, or any other jewellery item in question.