Your jewellery deserves to dazzle and shine, so here’s how to effortlessly clean your jewels using a few everyday items from your house:
Wondering how to clean gold jewellery? An easy and effective way is to place it in a jar of white vinegar and leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove it and lightly scrub it with a soft-bristled toothbrush before rinsing and storing it safely ready for the next wear.
Over time, a green or brownish patina may develop on your platinum pieces. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to get rid of using mild soapy water and a soft-bristled brush. Finish by gently rubbing it with a soft cloth and your platinum will look as good as new.
Sterling silver can be cleaned using a thick paste made from 45 grams of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Apply the mixture with a damp sponge and gently rub, rinse and buff dry to leave your silver shining.
To keep your diamonds sparkling, soak them in a solution of 230 millilitres of warm water and 60 grams of ammonia for roughly 15 minutes. Then, using a soft-bristled toothbrush, scrub away any visible grime, especially any that’s hiding in the crevices of the setting and underneath the diamond itself.
When it's time to clean your pearls you can use a dry, lint-free cloth. Try to refrain from spraying deodorant, perfume or any cleaning products directly onto the jewellery as pearls are delicate in nature and they need to be treated very carefully.