With all the hand washing going on around here lately, my rings were getting all soap scummy and dull. Remembering the last time I used storebought jewelry cleaner, I spent $6 and had an allergic reaction that caused all the skin around my rings to peel off, I decided to look for a DIY option that would get my rings sparkling again. I had been using toothpaste and an old toothbrush, but I wasn’t sure all the chemicals in the toothpaste were good for the metal in the rings.
While reading my recent issue of Real Simple magazine the other day, I found an excitingly simple recipe for cleaning jewelry, and decided to test it out. So, here it is!
-2 parts dish soap (I used 2 TBS Dawn)
-10 parts warm water (10 TBS)
Let soak for 3 hours. Remove jewelry and gently scrub with an old toothbrush. Rinse with hot water.
So, how did they turn out? Unfortunately, I forgot to take a “before” picture, but there was definitely a difference. The rings were shinier, sparklier, and the soap scum from all the preventative hand washing was washed away.
I don’t even know how much 2 TBS of dish soap costs…maybe a penny or two? Either way, compared to the expensive jewelry cleaner in the stores, this method is definitely a winner.
Bottom Line: Make It!
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