8.28.2013

Homemade Jewelry Cleaner

Hi there friends! Is everyone having a good Wednesday? All of my American friends out there are halfway through the week to a 3 day weekend with Labor Day coming up.  I'm so excited! I feel like I need to plan a party or something to celebrate the last days of summer--I can't believe it's already almost fall!

I wanted to let everyone know that if you've been wanting a polka dot printed pillow, now's the time to get them while they are only $18.99 on A Painted Nest deal site!

And in other awesome news, Fifth and Mae US state necklaces are only $9.99 on Brickyard Buffalo for the next couple of days! I am obsessed with mine.

I've got something a little different for you guys today: Easy Homemade Jewelry Cleaner! I love love love this stuff because it's super cheap, uses ingredients that everyone already has, takes only 10 minutes, and it works wonders! Just check out how sparkly some of my jewelry came out below! (Don't judge me on how nasty the before photo is. ;))

This is an iphone photo I took when I used the solution a couple of months back.  Look how sparkly the diamond was after I used the cleaner! You'll be so surprised at how dirty your jewelry was and you didn't even realize it!

Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
Recipe originally from Food.com

Important Note: The source says this solution is good for "gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver". Please check out the reviews here to read about how it worked for different materials. Be aware that it will remove any patina (blackened areas) on a piece--only use this for jewelry you want to be super shiny!

Ingredients
  • 1 piece aluminum foil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap or dish detergent
  • 1 cup hot water

 

  1. Cover the bottom of a small bowl with the aluminum foil.
  2. Put the salt, baking soda, and dish soap/detergent into the bowl.
  3. Add hot water (I just use the hottest water that comes out of my tap).  Mix with a fork so that everything is incorporated.  You will probably still have grains of salt at the bottom, this is fine.
  4. Add your piece of jewelry.  Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes in the solution.
  5. Pull out your piece of jewelry and rinse in clean water.  At this point, I also use an old toothbrush to clean out any crevices on my piece. 
  6. Dry off and polish your jewelry with a soft cloth.  So clean and sparkly!
So I didn't get the best photos of my ring before/after, but hopefully you can see a bit of a difference.  When you do your own jewelry in person, you'll be amazed!




My other jewelry had an amazing transformation! It was all tarnished and dirty since I haven't worn most of it in a while.  Look how incredible:


And that's that! The solution is not reusable, so make a new batch each time you want to use it.

Happy cleaning!

52 comments

  1. I'm so glad you posted this! You guys did it for me and then I couldn't remember what it was!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Holy cow! I have never seen a jewelry cleaner that worked this well- not even one that's sold in stores! Definitely will be trying this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Totally cleaned my Mother and sister Inlaws rings this weekend and impressed them. Holler girl, your recipe is the best!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think these are great to go after. And if you want to go faster, you can check out those jewelry cleaner machine.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This particular is usually apparently essential and moreover outstanding truth along with for sure fair-minded and moreover admittedly useful My business is looking to find in advance designed for this specific useful stuffs… SACLKO

    ReplyDelete
  7. When your website or blog goes live for the first time, it is exciting. That is until you realize no one but you and your. website WatermarkArchitecture.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely helpful for me. ryobi 3000 psi

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great article with excellent idea!Thank you for such a valuable article. I really appreciate for this great information.. Accessories

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is my first time visit to your blog and I am very interested in the articles that you serve. Provide enough knowledge for me. Thank you for sharing useful and don't forget, keep sharing useful info: Cheap Jewelry for Sale

    ReplyDelete
  11. I was surfing the Internet for information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. Cheap Jewelry Gifts

    ReplyDelete
  12. When your website or blog goes live for the first time, it is exciting. That is until you realize no one but you and your. jewelry stores in arizona

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for the great post on your blog, it really gives me an insight on this topic.

    Cheap Jewelry Online
    Cheap Jewellery Shops

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks a lot for giving everyone an extraordinarily memorable chance to read in detail from this site. It is often so brilliant and packed with a lot of fun for me and my office acquaintances to search your site nearly thrice in a week to read through the latest items you will have. And definitely, I’m certainly astounded considering the exceptional ideas you serve. Certain two points in this post are really the most beneficial we’ve ever had. view website

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it. jewelers phoenix az

    ReplyDelete
  16. You delivered such an impressive piece to read, giving every subject enlightenment for us to gain information. Thanks for sharing such information with us due to which my several concepts have been cleared. Empresa de reformas

    ReplyDelete
  17. It is truly a well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so engaged in this material that I couldn’t wait reading. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thanks. Empresa de reformas

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for sharing the info, keep up the good work going.... I really enjoyed exploring your site. good resource..home depot survey

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very instructive and good bodily structure of subject matter, now that’s user pleasant (:. see this page

    ReplyDelete
  20. I believe you have noted some very interesting details , appreciate it for the post. here

    ReplyDelete
  21. It is a great website.. The Design looks very good.. Keep working like that!. jewelry buyers phoenix

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. dallas watch and diamonds

    ReplyDelete
  23. When your website or blog goes live for the first time, it is exciting. That is until you realize no one but you and your. diamond broker dallas

    ReplyDelete
  24. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. Horseshoe Bay custom home builder

    ReplyDelete
  25. Gorgeous Article. Your Blog information is very useful for me! More Here: handmade necklaces

    ReplyDelete
  26. Buy Online - We are leading the best online jewelry in Australia. Australian jewellery online Click here to see all of our exclusive deals on jewelry.

    ReplyDelete
  27. This type of message always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content, so happy to find good place to many here in the post, the writing is just great, thanks for the post. best water tank

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your content is nothing short of bright in many forms. I think this is friendly and eye-opening material. I have gotten so many ideas from your blog. Thank you so much. water filtration system

    ReplyDelete
  29. No one can stop you writing a perfect blog or article if you are passionate to your job. Your aim is to satisfy your readers with a well written blog and your passion is always behind your every successful assignment. Impressive writing skills can be observed over here.
    Jewellery Manufacturers in Mumbai

    ReplyDelete
  30. All of our handmade silver jewelry are on sale right now. handmade silver jewerly Click here to see all of our exclusive deals on Best collections of Silhouette Necklace.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Buy Online We are leading the best online jewelry in Australia. jewellery online Australia Click here to see all of our exclusive deals on jewelry.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank you for helping people get the information they need. Great stuff as usual. Keep up the great work!!! best cordless vacuum for hardwood floors

    ReplyDelete
  33. Can I use a vinegar with a baking soda? Khrystyna from Piercee about piercing

    ReplyDelete
  34. Really I enjoy your site with effective and useful information. It is included very nice post with a lot of our resources.thanks for share. i enjoy this post. s primo

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great post i must say and thanks for the information. Education is definitely a sticky subject. However, is still among the leading topics of our time. I appreciate your post and look forward to more. jewelry stores phoenix

    ReplyDelete
  36. Great post i must say and thanks for the information. Education is definitely a sticky subject. However, is still among the leading topics of our time. I appreciate your post and look forward to more. diamond rings dallas texas

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is very interesting, but it is necessary to click on this link: gold jewelry in dallas

    ReplyDelete
  38. Whenever you are shopping for fine jewellery at a retail store or online, one of the hardest things to do is assess the true value of the jewelry you are about to purchase. This is particularly difficult when purchasing designer jewelry as the value is inflated by the name and popularity of the label. mens opal rings

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great write-up, I am a big believer in commenting on blogs to inform the blog writers know that they’ve added something worthwhile to the world wide web!.. silver ring

    ReplyDelete
  40. Great post, you have pointed out some excellent points, I as well believe this is a very superb website. carpet cleaners

    ReplyDelete
  41. Excellent blog! I found it while surfing around on Google. Content of this page is unique as well as well researched. Appreciate it. https://goodorbad4u.com/

    ReplyDelete
  42. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I’ve been surfing online more than 5 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours without a doubt. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Thanks... goodorbad4u

    ReplyDelete
  44. I found that site very usefull and this survey is very cirious, I ' ve never seen a blog that demand a survey for this actions, very curious... Subzero appliance repair

    ReplyDelete
  45. Children Beds and more at affordable rates. While at the same time giving you a great customer experience and free delivery on all products. bed with slide

    ReplyDelete
  46. When it comes to wedding traditions, the ring bearer and flower girl seem to be staples. However, you should not feel pressured to maintain the tradition. This article gives tips on how to tweak the tradition to fit your wedding needs. Bridal Ring Sets

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very nice, pretty good information. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing information with us. Visit Ogen Infosystem for creative website designing and Digital Marketing Services in Delhi, India.
    Website Development Company

    ReplyDelete
  48. Appslure is one of the best Software Development Company in Delhi. There are many Software development Companies in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Noida. Appslure have most satisfied clients.

    ReplyDelete