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DIY Jewelry Cleaner

  • Madonna McCrae
    Madonna McCrae • 2 years ago

    @ Patti Burroughs: it has 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of dish detergent (soap) all in 1/2 cup of hot water that's warmed in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes you let it soak for 5-10 minutes.

  • Ursula Ratliff
    Ursula Ratliff • 2 years ago

    i will try tonight

  • The (little) Gingerbread House

    You probably all already know this, but for anyone who doesn't .... You mustn't put pearls in any sort of liquid - ever. They have to be taken for specialist cleaning.

  • Ruth Ann Stephan Adams
    Ruth Ann Stephan Adams • 2 years ago

    being a retired jeweler, one word of caution, you should have your jewelry checked every 6 months by a jeweler to make sure your stones are not loose and all your prongs are intact, Wearing your jewelry during housework and gardening is hard on rings, it's better to be safe than sorry. Sheila, you are right about the pearls, and if your wear them frequently, they should be restrung once a year. Please, Please, Never use bleach on your jewelry, it will cause the gold to pit and weaken.

  • Madonna McCrae
    Madonna McCrae • 2 years ago

    I agree Sheila, pearls are very soft and using just any cleaner isn't a good idea. Fortunately for me I don't have any, like the opal stone it's delicate. The softest stone I have is a star ruby, and the rest is zircon and aquamarine (the not so tough stones compared to my garnet, ruby and blue sapphire). I always take off my rings with stones while doing housework, better to preserve them than wear them out.

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