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1. Wash Your Jewelry for Fresh Shine
It is a common problem, especially with fake jewellery: the jewellery fogs up and doesn’t look nice anymore. For fresh shine, wash your Jewelry properly.
Because fashion jewellery is usually only coated with a nickel coating or a zinc alloy, preparation is impossible after the piece of jewellery fogs up.
A disadvantage is particularly tedious when it comes to costume jewellery: when worn, the skin and the piece of jewellery turn black or green.
It happens when the nickel coating or the zinc alloy dissolves. Sweat, air humidity, or the water from washing hands promote the dissolution of these substances.
Therefore: The costume jewellery must be stored dry. That is, do not keep in the bathroom.
2. The Right Storage
- Even expensive silver or gold jewellery can tarnish. In contrast to fashion jewellery, the chain or ring can still save here.
- There are simple home remedies that help clean it. Make sure to use the right utensils so that there are no scratches on your jewellery. Aggressive cleaners, hard brushes, or coarse cloths are in no way suitable.
- So that there is no significant contamination, you should store it properly because correct storage prevents damage.
- Make sure that they are stored away from light. It is also worth storing each one in With silver; there is an additional rule: This starts less if you store it in sealed plastic bags.
3. With Snails to Voluminous Curls
Pure gold protects from fogging. Then why does it happen that real gold jewellery tarnishes?
Since pure gold is usually too soft to make a piece of jewellery, another metal, such as silver, is added to the gold, reacting to the hydrogen sulfide in the air.
Wear will also become apparent at some point: creams, dirt, or dust accumulate over time and make the piece of jewellery look used.
Home Remedies Help
- For light deposits, it is sufficient to mix water with conventional detergent and to wash your jewellery and let it soak in for 15 minutes. The water should be lukewarm.
- Then clean the jewellery with a soft cloth or a toothbrush with soft bristles. Then rinse the piece of jewellery again with warm water and polish.
b. Baking Powder
- This method requires a soft microfiber cloth and baking powder. Sprinkle the baking powder on the cloth and rub the jewellery with it.
- Rinse and polish under warm, clear water.
- This home remedy used as baking soda. The two powders have the advantage that they get into the smallest gaps and clean everything thoroughly.
- Put the baking soda on a soft cloth and rub the jewellery with it. Let it work for at least three minutes.
- If the gold looks dull, you can help with onions. Rub the jewellery with half an onion and leave the juice to work for at least two hours.
- Then wash off and polish. The shine should return immediately.
4. Silver Jewelry
a. Aluminum Foil
This is a somewhat more complex cleaning method: layout a bowl with aluminium foil, pour hot water over it and dissolve a teaspoon of salt in it.
Then add the jewellery and let it work for a few minutes. The combination of salt and aluminium works like a magnet that attracts the dirt on the jewellery.
The aluminium foil should turn black while the piece of jewellery becomes shiny again. Caution: The method is not suitable for jewellery with precious stones.
This remedy even intended to remove stubborn dirt. Conventional toothpaste is suitable, but it does not contain any abrasive particles because they could scratch the jewellery.
It is best to work the paste in with a toothbrush with soft bristles. Then polish with a cloth.