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3.27.2010

CHEAP TRICK for CLEANING TARNISHED JEWELRY

Accessories add your personal touch to any ensemble. Whether its delicate pretty pieces or bold statement jewelry, all of it gets a bit dull and tarnished after a while. A simple "wash" can restore vibrancy.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Baking soda, aluminum foil, glass dish, and water.
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WHAT YOU'LL DO: Line the dish with foil paper. Space your jewelry in the bowl. Sprinkle baking soda directly onto the pieces then pour boiling water on top. Soak for at least 10 minutes. The tarnish transfers onto the foil so everything comes out bright and shiny -- just like new.

(LA EMELY -- Brushed Gold Cuff courtesy of ARIDNY's JEWELRY @ www.aridnysjewelry.com. Available in yellow, rose or white gold.)

5 comments:

  1. Does this work for engagment rings with diamonds as well?

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  2. Dear Anonymous...I don't recommend cleaning fine jewelry with baking soda as it may scratch the diamonds. At home, try soaking the ring(s) in a diluted mild detergent or you can opt for a steam cleaning at a local jewelry store. At least once a year, invest in a professional cleaning and inspection at your jeweler.

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  3. Black Swan,

    Also what do you think of those cleaners they sell at Macy's, Zales, etc?

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  4. Dear Anonymous: The cleaners are typically sold at the jewelry counter so they are probably safe and effective.

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  5. Black Swan,

    I will buy some jewelry cleaner at Zales or Macy's then. I just feel embarrassed at the thought of having a visitor over at my house that would look through my medicine cabinet, see these cleaners and would think I'm cheap!

    Thanks! Love this site!

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