Ringing in the New Year
with a Clean Ring
By Sydney Hill
Since many of our resolutions will be to save money, this is great because it is so cheap! It's also super fast for those trying to save time.
Jewelry Cleaning Solution
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3.Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
4. According to wire-sculpture.com, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.".
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