Jewelry can be very expensive, but they can lose their value if they are not properly maintained and cleaned. That’s why you should always try and keep it in the same condition as the day you purchased it. The great news is that you can do it by yourself at home with some of the things you most likely have in your home. You don’t need to go to a jewelry store just to clean your items or to maintain them, that can be very expensive. All you need to do is to invest some time in the cleaning and of course, to know what ingredients to use that will help you clean and not harm your jewelry. We have gathered some tips that will help you with the cleaning process. After you have cleaned your jewelry, all your diamonds and gold will shine once again.

Ammonia

The majority of people are using ammonia when they are cleaning the floors, but only a small number of people actually know that you can use ammonia to clean stones like diamonds without harming their structure and lowering their value. All you need to do is mix one full cup of warm water with ¼ cup of ammonia in a bowl and put the diamonds in the bowl with the mix. Let it sit for around 15 minutes then take out the diamonds and scrub them with a toothbrush to remove any dirt or filth from them. After that wash the diamonds off with clear water and dry them out with a soft piece of cloth.

Vinegar

vinegar

As you might know, vinegar can clean a variety of things. However, you might not know that vinegar is great cleaning solution for gold and gemstones. The important thing to remember is that you must use White vinegar! It is very simple to use, simply put the jewelry that you want to clean into a bowl and pour vinegar over them until they are completely covered. After 15 minutes take them out of the vinegar and scrub the items with a toothbrush. Then rinse them with cold water and dry them out before storing them away.

Boiling the Jewelry

Before you do anything, you need to know that this method of cleaning is not applied to all types of jewelry! Things like precious gemstones are not recommended to boil, but solid gold or silver can be thoroughly cleaned with this method. Of course, you first need to make sure that nothing in the jewelry is glued together because it will fall apart in the process. When you have selected the items that you will clean with this method, then place them into a bowl and start pouring boiling water on them. You don’t need much, just enough to cover them completely. The jewelry needs to sit in the water until the water gets cold after that get them out and dry them off with a soft clean piece of cloth.