Tuesday, 13 August 2013

DIY: Jewelry Cleaner

I love my rings but after a while, they start getting rusty and I'm left with throwing them away and buying new ones. However I recently decided to stop that and actually get the cleaned but after asking around jewelry shops, I realised it cost more to clean than what I bought the ring for.
So I turn  to the big wide web for some DIY inspiration and came up with this. 

What You'll Need:
  • Small bowl
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon dish detergent
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towel
  • Old toothbrush
Directions:

Gather what you need for making the jewelry cleaner. Use your favorite dish detergent for the  grease-busting aspect to the concoction. The salt, baking soda, and aluminum foil create a chemical exchange called an ion transfer, which naturally cleans metals.
Line the bowl with a square of aluminum foil, and then top with the salt, baking soda, and dish detergent. Now add the hot water and watch as the liquid fizzes. Drop in your jewelry and let sit in the cleaner for 10 minutes.

Remove your jewelry and use the toothbrush to gently scrub around any prongs, groves in the jewelry, or gemstones. This cleaner has been tested on gold, silver, sterling, diamonds, and other gems with glittering results. Rinse after cleaning, and pat dry.

Et voila! You have your jewelry shinning bright like a diamond. 
Source: Popsugar

Xoxo
Ivy


13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips ! I need to try this !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  2. very nice this tutorial
    i realy love
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  3. haha... this is a very nice idea!!! Looks so good :)
    I love this jewels!! Very very pretty!
    xoxo from Munich

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  4. I need to clean so many things! I am pinning this for instructions!

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  5. I've always wanted to be able to clean my jewelry at home but never knew what kind of liquids were safe to use - I guess I could have googled it, but I'm glad you shared your recipe :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. i've got to try this! they really do look shiny. :) let me know if you want to follow each other. xo

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  7. visiting here with a smile~ =)

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  8. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  9. This is such a useful tutorial! My jewellery could definitely do with a good clean xx

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  10. Very awesome post! I never thought of that!
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