We all own pieces of jewelry that ‘once upon a time’ used to be our dearest statement-making accessories we couldn’t get enough of, don’t we? Unfortunately, as time went by, they started to lose their brilliant sparkle and fresh appeal, so we quickly replaced them with new ‘bling-bling’ gadgets that today make a perfect job in adorning our outfits and overall style. But, isn’t it a pity to leave our old diamond jewelry dying in dusty jewelry boxes, when there is the possibility to bring it back to life and make it look exactly the way it looked the day we bought it? No jewelry is made to stay hidden with dishearten beauty and brilliance, especially when it comes to diamonds. That is why we have put together this handy manual that will guide you through some quick and easy ways to make your dull-looking jewelry alive again.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the cleaning methods employ the use of toxic chemicals, so pay the most out of an attention when performing any of the suggested tips in order to avoid any potential accident! Keep out of reach of children!
CLEANING TIPS FOR DIAMOND JEWELRY
To prepare the liquid ammonia solution, you need 1/4 cup of ammonia and 1 cup of warm water. Soak your diamond jewelry in the solution and leave it for about 20 minutes. Then, gently brush the jewelry with a soft-bristled toothbrush in order to remove the grime and you are all set to wear your old diamond jewelry again.
Another interesting method to clean your diamond ring or earrings, is with the help of the so-called ‘denture-tablet power’. To do it so, you need to drop one denture tablet in a glass of water. Let the jewel sit there for 10 minutes. Finally, rinse it nicely to unveil its natural shine and sparkle.
Much to your surprise, the toothpaste is not only efficient in cleaning our teeth, but also in cleaning our diamond jewelry too. Brush your jewels with toothpaste and you will see how dazzling they will look again, once you have cleaned off the residue with a damp cloth.
Turn on the music, clean the windows, and then clean your diamond jewelry the same way too. To perform this DIY jewelry- cleaning trick, you will need an old toothbrush and a window cleaner. Spray the cleaner on the toothbrush and start brushing the diamond piece. In only a few movements, it will start shining as if you have just bought it from the jewelry store.
This method is not recommended for jewelry pieces with opaque stones (turquoise, opal) or organic gems (pearl, coral).
No, this is not about having a ‘vodka time’, but trying to revive your dull-looking diamond jewelry that needs to be rescued as soon as possible. Believe it or not, vodka works amazingly well in refreshing the look of any crystal object, including diamonds. Drop your jewel in a glass of vodka and you will prove it by yourself in just a couple of minutes. Of course, you can celebrate for having your dear jewelry sparkling like new again with a glass of vodka for yourself too. Or, maybe two! Cheers!
Written by: Liljana Tomova