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    Default House-Hold Jewelry Cleaning Tips

    i came across this article online from Reader's Digest with unconvention jewelry cleaning methods.
    kind of a "home remedy" of jewelry cleaning, pretty interesting!


    Alka-Seltzer:
    Drop your dull-looking jewelry in a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer for a couple of minutes. It will sparkle and shine when you pull it out.

    Aluminum Foil:
    To clean your jewelry, simply line a small bowl with aluminum foil. Fill the bowl with hot water and mix in one tablespoon of bleach-free powdered laundry detergent (not liquid), such as Tide. Put the jewelry in the solution and let it soak for one minute. Rinse well and air-dry. This procedure makes use of the chemical process known as ion exchange, which can also be used to clean silverware.

    Beer
    Get the shine back in your solid gold (i.e., minus any gemstones) rings and other jewelry by pouring a bit of beer (not dark ale!) onto a soft cloth and rubbing it gently over the piece. Use a clean second cloth or towel to dry.

    Club Soda
    Soak your diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds in club soda to give them a bright sheen. Simply place them in a glass full of club soda and let them soak overnight

    Ketchup
    Let ketchup do the work of shining tarnished silver. If your ring, bracelet, or earring has a smooth surface, dunk it in a small bowl of ketchup for a few minutes. If it has a tooled or detailed surface, use an old toothbrush to work ketchup into the crevices. To avoid damaging the silver, don't leave the ketchup on any longer than necessary. Rinse your jewelry clean, dry it, and it's ready to wear.

    Vinegar
    Make your silverware -- as well as your pure silver bracelets, rings, and other jewelry -- shine like new by soaking them in a mixture of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons baking soda for two to three hours. Rinse them under cold water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

    Window Cleaner
    Use window cleaner to spruce up jewelry that is all metal or has crystalline gemstones, such as diamonds or rubies. Spray on the cleaner, then use an old toothbrush for cleaning. But don't do this if the piece has opaque stones such as opal or turquoise or organic gems such as coral or pearl. The ammonia and detergents in the cleaner can discolor these porous lovelies
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    Default Re: House-Hold Jewelry Cleaning Tips

    Cool tips !

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    Default Re: House-Hold Jewelry Cleaning Tips

    Thanks so much for these tips!!!!
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    Default Re: House-Hold Jewelry Cleaning Tips

    Thanks for this!!
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    Default Re: House-Hold Jewelry Cleaning Tips

    Thanks chickie!!

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    Default Re: House-Hold Jewelry Cleaning Tips

    I would have never thought about using beer. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this article chickie!

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