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DIY Jewelry Cleaner for Sparkling Baubles

May 25, 2024

DIY Jewelry Cleaner for Sparkling Baubles

The Jewelry Cleaning Saga

Ah, the never-ending quest for the perfect sparkle. When my husband proposed, I will admit that I went a little crazy with trying to keep my new engagement ring looking pristine. I mean, who wouldn’t? That rock was blinding! I started off by scrubbing it daily with my toothbrush while brushing my teeth. Yep, I know, that’s pretty gross, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

After a while, I realized that the toothpaste was actually a bit abrasive and not the best thing for my ring. So I graduated to those gimmicky ring cleaners and ultrasonic machines – you name it, I bought it. But nothing seemed to give my diamond that true “I just got engaged!” glisten. They all left a dull film, and my poor ring started looking a bit cloudy.

The Jeweler’s Secret Potion

It wasn’t until I went in for my ring’s yearly inspection that I finally found the answer. My jeweler took one look at my ring and commented on its dull appearance. That’s when she revealed her secret potion for getting jewelry sparkling clean. You’re about to be let in on this too – consider yourself one of the elite!

The DIY Jewelry Cleaning Solution

Okay, here’s the scoop. All you need is:

  • 2 cups of Windex
  • A few drops of dish soap
  • A microwave-safe glass container with a lid

First, pour the Windex and dish soap into the container, without the lid. Then, pop it in the microwave for 1 minute. Be very careful when removing it – the solution will be almost boiling hot!

Next, add your rings, earrings, or other jewelry pieces and let them soak for at least 5-10 minutes. I’ve even left them in for hours for a deep clean, especially after a day at the beach or pool when sunscreen can really do a number on your bling.

The Cleaning Process

The key here is that the heated solution helps to loosen up all the gunk and grossness that builds up on your jewelry over time. When you take a look at the bottom of the dish after soaking, you’ll be amazed (and a little grossed out) by what comes off!

Gently scrub your jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush, making sure to get in between all the little prongs. Then, rinse everything under lukewarm water. I like to do this over a bowl just in case anything slips through my fingers. No one wants to lose a diamond down the drain!

Finally, dry your sparkling clean jewelry with a paper towel, and voila! Your baubles will be shining brighter than the day you got them.

The Results

I’ve been doing this DIY jewelry cleaning routine for over 15 years now, and let me tell you, it works like a charm. My diamond has never looked better, and I no longer have to worry about making regular trips to the jeweler for cleanings.

In fact, I’d say this little trick has completely eliminated my need for professional cleanings. And let’s be honest, who has time for that these days? With two little boys running around, I barely have time to brush my own teeth, let alone schedule a jewelry cleaning appointment.

So if you want to keep your engagement ring, necklaces, earrings, and more looking their absolute best, give this Windex and dish soap solution a try. It’s easy, effective, and way more budget-friendly than those fancy jewelry cleaning machines. Plus, seeing all the gunk that comes off is just weirdly satisfying. Trust me, you’ll be hooked!

And if you’re ever in the Nottingham area, be sure to check out Adam Cleaning for all your professional cleaning needs. They’ve got your back when it comes to keeping your home and jewelry sparkling clean.

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