Having your jewelry cleaned professionally can be quite expensive, so you might consider cleaning the jewelry yourself at home. All you need is a few good recipes. It may take a little effort, but it will be well worth it when the effort. Your jewelry will sparkle like new.

Baking Soda Recipe

Measure the bottom of a small bowl and then cut that size out of some aluminum foil. Place the foil at the bottom of the bowl and then add eight oz. of hot tap water. Add one tbsp. of baking soda, salt, and dish soap. Set your jewelry in the mixture after you give it a stir. Let the jewelry sit in the solution for 10 minutes, then remove the jewelry and rinse it off. If the jewelry has any food stuck to it, you can use a toothbrush to scrub the dirt out and then rinse it off. Dry the jewelry with a cloth.

Ammonia Recipe

Don’t use this recipe on pearls. Place eight oz. of ammonia in a bowl and add a drop of dish soap. Then add 1/3 cup of water and stir. Place the jewelry in the bowl for 10 minutes. Use a toothbrush on dirt or food once the jewelry has had time to soak. Remove the jewelry and rinse under running water. Make sure you have the sink stopped up so that the jewelry doesn’t accidentally get washed down the pipes.

Toothpaste Recipe

This is the easiest recipe, and it works like a charm. Wet an old toothbrush with a little water, spread a little toothpaste on the toothbrush and scrub all sides of your jewelry. Rinse the jewelry and make sure it’s clean. If it isn’t, scrub it again with toothbrush. Rinse the jewelry one final time and then dry with a cloth.