A few months in, most of us seem to be following the rules. If you're one of those people, it's highly likely that you have spent a majority of your time washing your hands. Received a parcel? Washed hands (and washed the whole package). Touched a door handle? Washed hands. With so much washing and sanitising your hands, its inevitable that our hands become dry and in desperate need of some attention.
If you are starting to slowly come out of hibernation, you will find yourself washing your hands even more than usual as you face the outside world. Not only does this exacerbate the condition of our skin, but it can also affect the quality of our jewellery.
If you are looking for tips on how you can maintain the pristine condition of your jewellery, look no further because we've got you covered.
- A quick trick on how to clean your jewellery at home are two items that are a staples in most households - baking soda and washing up liquid. It's a tad difficult to run to our local jewellery stores and get our ornaments cleaned during the current circumstances. So simply put, all you need to do is warm up a little bit of water in a mug, add some washing up liquid, baking soda and salt. Put all your jewellery in the mug and using a toothbrush you can clean your jewellery in a gentle manner. (Please be sure to line the mug will aluminium foil).
- Alka Seltzer is said to be a great cleaner for diamonds and other hard stones. This method is extremely simple and straightforward. Go ahead and place your jewellery in a mixture of water and alka seltzer. Let it soak. Then proceed to wipe your jewellery with a clean, dry cloth.
- Toothpaste - This method can be used for jewellery that is not made of gold or silver. Toothpaste can be used to polish certain jewellery items. Please avoid using on softer stones and silver, as toothpaste can be abrasive.
- Beer. This one might come as a bit of a surprise. For this method, all you need is a glass of beer. Simply put your gold jewellery in a glass of beer and let it sit for roughly 10 minutes. Take the jewellery out and dry it with a clean cloth. Your jewellery should be good as new.
- Keep it simple with washing up liquid and water. To clean your jewellery, mix a few drops of washing up liquid with water. Place your jewellery in this mixture for a few seconds. Remove, then use a clean cloth to wipe dry and buff out any stains or spots.
Please do check out an earlier post on how you can further look after your jewellery -
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note : If your jewellery is of a high value, please do try to get these items polished professionally.