Do It Yourself Jewelry Cleaner #DIY

Jewelry Cleaner

Do It Yourself Jewelry Cleaner #DIY

This is another odd one that I picked up from FaceBook.
Not sure where it comes from originally, not sure I care because I’m not sure it’s worth trying.

This one is a “TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK” post.
Why? Because it seems a bit off. But for those of you who are Do It Yourselfers and would rather trying to clean your jewelry before going to the jewelry store, here is what I found online.

Here are my questions:
#1 Won’t the salt just scratch the surface?
And #2 What is activating the baking soda? Doesn’t baking soda just kind of clump in water?
I don’t think the dish detergent is going to do much to the baking soda. If anything I think that the baking soda would just get into the small spaces and become impossible to get out.

However! If you would like to try it this is what I got off FaceBook. Have at it.

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil

1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to “this works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.

Well there you have it –, whoever they are, thinks it’s the bee’s knees.

But I still say “TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK!

For people with white gold or diamond jewelry, I’ve also came across a less
intense method for cleaning them here.

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