It only takes up to 20 minutes to keep your cubic zirconia jewelry shining like real diamonds. Since special skills or products aren’t needed, household items and a few minutes of your time can make your imitation diamonds shine like the real thing.

Things You'll Need

Keeping Your Jewelry Shiny

Pour eight ounces of hot water in a bowl.

Add one squirt of dishwashing detergent. Mix well.

Add jewelry to soapy mixture. Let soak for five to 10 minutes.

Remove jewelry and brush with a soft bristle brush. An old toothbrush or jewelry cleaning brush can also be used.

Rinse the jewelry in warm water to remove soapy residue.

Wipe the jewelry dry with a cotton cloth.

Polish jewelry with a flannel cloth, using a back and forth motion. Circular motions can scratch the surface of your jewelry. A jewelry polishing cloth can be used as well.

Place each piece of jewelry in its own plastic bag and store in a jewelry box to help pieces keep natural shine. Storing jewelry separately in plastic bags prevents pieces from rubbing and scratching one another.


  • For stubborn dirt, an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner can be used. These can be purchased where jewelry is sold.

References and Resources

How to Clean a Cubic Zirconia Jewelry