Eco-Friendly Jewelry Cleaning with Sophie Uliano

For Silver Jewelry

Materials Needed:
• A glass baking dish
• 1 tbsp salt • 2 tbsp baking soda • 1 tbsp vinegar • 1 cups of boiling water • Aluminum Foil • Paper towel • Soft Cloth • Toothbrush

Line the baking dish with the foil. Spread the salt and soda on the bottom of the dish on top of the foil. Lay your jewelry in a single layer in dish. Add the vinegar and then the water. Leave for 5 minutes, agitating every now and again. If tarnish is bad, leave for 10 minutes and use toothbrush to scrub bad area. Remove, rinse, and polish with soft cloth.

For Pearls

Materials Needed:
• 1 tsp dish detergent
• Soft Cloth • 1 Small Bowl

Dissolve 1 tsp. of delicate-wash laundry detergent in a small bowl of warm water. Dip in a soft cloth and use to gently wipe over the pearls.

For Diamonds

Materials Needed:
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste

The best way to clean a diamond ring is to use toothpaste and a toothbrush.

For Gold Jewelry

Materials Needed:
• Light Beer
• Small Bowl • Soft Cloth

Beer will get the shine back into your solid gold. Just drop in you jewelry, let soak and polish with soft cloth.

Prevent Tarnishing

Materials Needed:
• Box of white school board chalk
• Plastic Baggies

You need to store it in a tightly sealed plastic bag along with a piece of chalk. Tarnish is a kind of corrosion, which is caused by airborne particles such as sulphur. The chalk helps to absorb these particles.
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