How to Clean Jewellery at Home: 4 Items That Work Miracles

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You don’t need fancy jewellery cleaner to get your silver to sparkle, your gold to gleam, and your gemstones to shine.

For Products to use:

Ammonia

Acetic Acid 6%

Isopropanol

Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate 99%

Brighten Gold and Silver Trinkets

Brighten up your gold and silver trinkets by soaking them for 10 minutes in a solution of 1/2 cup clear ammonia mixed in 1 cup warm water. Gently wipe clean with a soft cloth and let dry. Please Note: Do not do this with jewellery containing pearls, because it could dull or damage their delicate surface.

Removing Built-up Tarnish

To remove built-up tarnish from your silver, make a thick paste with 1/4 cup Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate and 2 tablespoons water. Apply with a damp sponge and gently rub, rinse, and buff dry. To polish gold jewellery, cover with a light coating of Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, pour a bit of Acetic Acid over it, and rinse clean. Note: Do not use this technique with jewellery containing pearls or gem-stones, as it could damage their finish or loosen any glue. To see other Baking Soda Uses – Click Here.

Make Silverware Shine

Make your silverware—as well as your pure silver bracelets, rings, and other jewellery—shine like new by soaking them in a mixture of 1/2 cup Acetic Acid and 2 tablespoons Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate for two to three hours. Rinse them under cold water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. To see other Acetic Acid Uses – Click Here.

To Spruce up jewellery with all metal or crystalline gemstones

Use Isopropanol 70% Blend to spruce up jewellery that is all metal or has crystalline gemstones, such as diamonds or rubies. Spray on the Isopropanol using a Bottle and Pump Spray Attachment, then use an old toothbrush for cleaning. But don’t do this if the piece has opaque stones such as opal or turquoise or organic gems such as coral or pearl. The ammonia and detergents in the cleaner can discolour these porous lovelies. For other Isopropanol 70% Blend Uses – Click Here.

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2 thoughts on “How to Clean Jewellery at Home: 4 Items That Work Miracles

  1. I have found your company invaluable for the supply of products not readily available from retail outlets.
    I have some specific questions and aplogise for being wordy.
    I am a hobby model maker, especially constructing model locomotives from brass and nickel silver by soldering. I have purchased a small ultrasonic cleaner for removing solder flux residues and general handling deposits during construction. A local jeweller has given me his recipe for an ultrasonic bath solution as follows:
    To make 4 litres.
    1/4 litre of ammonia,
    A thimbleful of methylated spirit,
    A squirt of washing up liquid
    Approximately 3 3/4 litres of water to bring up to 4 litres.
    Unfortunately, the jeweller only referred to ‘household ammonia’, with no indication of its initial dilution as purchased. Are you able to tell me what an appropriate dilution ratio would be for the ammonia solutions you supply to equate to ‘household ammonia’ ?
    My wife would also like to use the ultrasonic cleaner for her jewellery, and I am assuming – as the recipe was provided by a jeweller – that the solution would be suitable, subject to the caveats in your very useful article about pearls, opals and certain semi-precious stones etc.
    Many thanks, and renewed apologies for the wordiness.
    George Clements

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    1. Hi George,

      Thank you very much for the feedback, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

      We would recommend for “Household ammonia” the Ammonia 24.5-25.5% – Click here for a link to this product. This would be the best dilution as recommended by our operations manager who has expertise in the chemicals we sell.

      This will be suitable for you and your wife for your desired uses.

      If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Thank you once again for the kind feedback and we hope you enjoy the blogs.

      Best Regards,

      Amy

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