Inside: Make your diamonds sparkle with this easy homemade jewelry cleaner. This jewelry cleaner only costs pennies to make and is so easy to use. Get everything sparkling today with this homemade jewelry cleaner.
It seems like every time I buy some jewelry I get a big container of jewelry cleaner "free" with it. I had a container from my engagement ring, my wedding ring, and most recently my 10-year anniversary ring. They lasted for a while, but finally a year or two ago I ran out of jewelry cleaner. Since I don't anticipate getting any more jewelry anytime soon I figured I should either buy some or make my own homemade jewelry cleaner.
I started on Pinterest looking for a good jewelry cleaner but they all seemed to use baking soda or salt. These are both great products for cleaning but I didn't want to use them on my jewelry. I have heard that even a hard-bristled brush can damage your rings, so I wasn't about to use something so abrasive as salt or baking soda in my homemade jewelry cleaner.
I came up with a solution that works really well, is very inexpensive to make, and won't damage my diamond rings. Just let your jewelry soak in this amazing homemade jewelry cleaner and give a gently scrub at the end to really make your diamonds shine! I do want to warn you there are only certain jewels that do well with being cleaned at home. You can see a list here to find out if you can clean them with soap or if you should let your jeweler clean them. Some jewelry like pearls are better to be cleaned by the jeweler instead of with the jewelry cleaner.
Mix water, vinegar, and dish soap in a small bowl. Let jewelry sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Then use a soft toothbrush (make sure it is labeled as a soft toothbrush to avoid any scratching) to gently scrub away any dirt or grime. Rinse the jewelry off in cool water and dry with a microfiber cloth.
The vinegar helps get rid of any hard water or buildup on the jewelry and the dish soap helps break up any grease. Together they help loosen all the dirt and grime so you can gently scrub it away. The toothbrush scrubs away any remaining dirt.
You don't need any expensive jewelry cleaner to clean your rings. For just pennies and a few minutes of your time, you can have your rings sparkling with this homemade jewelry cleaner!
Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vinegar
5-6 drops dish soap
Mix water, vinegar, and dish soap in a small bowl. Let jewelry sit for 30 minutes to an hour in the jewelry cleaner. Then use a soft toothbrush (make sure it is labeled as a soft toothbrush to avoid any scratching) to gently scrub away any dirt or grime. Rinse the jewelry off in cool water and dry with a microfiber cloth.
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