How to Clean a Steel & Zinc Necklace

By Aleksandra Ozimek

Proper maintenance will help keep your steel and zinc necklace sparkly and shiny. You can purchase a stainless steel cleaner to spruce up necklaces made of zinc and steel, or try making a homemade cleaner for this purpose.

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Cleaning a stainless steel necklace requires will ensure its shine lasts a long time.

Vinegar

Step 1

Lay the necklace down on a clean paper towel.

Step 2

Moisten another paper towel or cloth in vinegar and rub the necklace with it to remove tarnish.

Step 3

Use a toothbrush soaked in vinegar to clean small details or tough spots.

Step 4

Pat dry with a clean paper towel. Use a clean cloth to polish the necklace. This will add extra shine.

Lemon Juice

Step 5

Lay the necklace down on a clean paper towel.

Step 6

Cut a lemon in half. Rub the lemon over the entire necklace, focusing on areas which need extra cleaning.

Step 7

Use a toothbrush soaked in lemon juice to clean small details or tough spots.

Step 8

Pat dry with a clean paper towel. Use a clean cloth to polish the necklace. This will add extra shine.

Baking Soda

Step 9

Lay the necklace down on a clean paper towel.

Step 10

Mix baking soda and a few drops of water until it forms a paste.

Step 11

Rub the paste into both sides of the necklace and let it absorb for a few minutes.

Step 12

Use a toothbrush covered with the baking soda paste to clean small details or tough spots.

Step 13

Rinse off the necklace with a tiny bit of water and rub with a clean paper towel until completely dry. Use a clean cloth to polish the necklace. This will add extra shine.

Toothpaste

Step 14

Lay the necklace down on a clean paper towel.

Step 15

Squeeze toothpaste onto a clean paper towel or soft cloth and rub it all over the necklace, spreading evenly.

Step 16

Use a toothbrush covered with toothpaste to clean small details or tough spots.

Step 17

Rinse off the necklace with a tiny bit of water and rub with a clean paper towel until completely dry. Use a clean cloth to polish the necklace. This will add extra shine.