Almost all women all over the world are fond of jewelry. As much as they love to wear It they want o keep it looking just as amazing as the day they bought it. But what if your beloved jewelry lost its sparkle? You don’t need to worry because you can get back its sparkle with some simple ways and all you will need are some ingredients that are available in your kitchen. Here are 4 simple ways to make your jewelry sparkle and shine again from your home.
1. Vinegar: Vinegar is great for especially gemstones and gold. Use vinegar on your tarnished silverware, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Remember to use white vinegar and not any other kind. Soak your jewelry for two to three hours in a cup of 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Once it is done soaking, take a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently scrub your jewelry to remove residue and stuck on grime. Rinse with plain water and then dry it completely.
2. Aluminum Foil: Tarnished silver jewelry responds well to aluminum foil. Take a tray and line it with a clean piece of foil and then spread your jewelry out on the tray. Take some baking soda and sprinkle it onto each piece of jewelry so that each piece is mildly coated. Pour a few cups of boiling water onto the jewelry with the baking soda on them. The purpose of the foil is to collect the tarnish from the jewelry because it picks it up and off of the jewelry. Once you are done, use warm water to rinse well and then gently dry it.
3. Baking Soda: To remove built-up tarnish from your silver, make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and 2 tablespoons water. Apply with a damp sponge and gently rub, rinse, and buff dry. To polish gold jewelry, cover with a light coating of baking soda, pour a bit of vinegar over it and rinse clean. Remember not to use this technique with jewelry containing pearls or gemstones, as it could damage their finish or loosen any glue.
4. Ketchup: ketchup can be very effective in shining tarnished silver. If your ring, bracelet, or earring has a smooth surface, dunk it in a small bowl of ketchup for a few minutes. If it has a tooled or detailed surface, use an old toothbrush to work ketchup into the crevices. To avoid damaging the silver, don’t leave the ketchup on any longer than necessary. Rinse your jewelry clean, dry it, and it’s ready to wear.