Wearing jewelry is one of the best ways to accessorize your outfit, but if you do not take proper care of your jewelry, it can make your outfit look worse. The best way to accessorize your outfit with jewelry is by using clean and well cared for jewelry, even if it is fake, it will still look better than tarnished jewelry.
If you are looking to clean your gold jewelry, no matter what carat it is, you will want to mix a few drops of dish-washing soap into a small bowl filled with warm water. When using dish-washing soap make sure you get a mild dish-washing soap so it is not abrasive to your jewelry. Place your jewelry inside the bowl of water and let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Once it has soaked, remove the jewelry, and clean it with a soft bristle brush, old toothbrushes work perfectly. Rinse the jewelry off with warm tap water, dry and buff the jewelry with a soft cloth.
For silver jewelry, you will need to do things a bit differently because of the type of metal. If your jewelry is tarnished, you will want to use a commercial cleaner. If you do not have any cleaner on hand, you can try dipping the jewelry in very hot water. Silver jewelry that has intricate designs is best cleaned through using a paste type of cleaner. Once you have applied the paste cleaner to the jewelry you will want to wipe it off with a clean and soft towel.
Cleaning diamonds is no harder than cleaning gold or silver, you just have to make sure to clean the diamond after you have cleaned the metal. To clean a diamond you will want to mix equal parts water and ammonia or you can even use rubbing alcohol. Soak the diamond in the mixture for a few minutes and use a soft bristled brush to clean it thoroughly.
Pearls can be cleaned by simply wiping the pearls with a soft cloth that has been moistened with water. Wiping down the pearls after wearing them will remove any residue that is on them. If you wear the pearls more than once a week, you will want to clean each pearl individually rather than the entire necklace. To do this use a soft cloth that has been moistened with one part mild dish soap to 20 parts of water.
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