Your jewelry turns dull with time. Despite all your care, the time takes its toll and the jewelry loses its shine. What is the use of wearing jewelry if it looks dull and does not leave a good impression? Fortunately, you can clean and invigorate your jewelry at home. And most probably, you already have the ingredients to do so.
Cleaning with Antacid
Antacids like Eno and Alka-Seltzer are easily available, and probably you already have them at home. Soak your dull looking jewelry in a glass of water and add a tablet or sachet of Alka-Seltzer or Eno. Wait for a couple of minutes and it will be shining when you pull it out.
Ion Exchange with Aluminum Foil
Line any small pot with aluminum foil, fill the bowl with hot water and mix one tablespoon of ordinary bleach-free detergent powder. Soak your jewelry for one minute, and then pull it back. The chemical process of ion exchange will make your jewelry shine.
Shining Gold and Silver with Ammonia
Mix half small cup of ammonia with one small cup of hot water and soak your gold or silver jewelry for 10 minutes. Wipe it with a glint free cloth.
Warning: Do not soak pearls in ammonia as it will damage their surface.
Cleaning with Baking Soda
To clean build-ups from your silver jewelry, make a thick paste by mixing baking soda and a small quantity of water and apply the paste with a sponge and rub it gently. Then, rinse it with lukewarm water. For gold jewelry, apply the paste and pour some vinegar on it. Then, rinse it with lukewarm water.
Warning: Do not apply this procedure on the jewelry containing pearls.
Vodka is an excellent choice for cleaning diamond and emeralds jewelry. Soak your jewelry for a couple of minutes and it will be shinning as new.