How to clean your custume Jewelry

Keep Your Costume Jewelry Sparkling: A Cleaning Guide

Costume jewelry is a fun, affordable way to accessorize your outfits and keep up with trends. But over time, oils, lotion, and dirt can leave even the most glamorous earrings, necklaces, and bracelets looking dull and dingy. Don’t resign your favorite statement pieces to the back of your jewelry box just yet! With the right cleaning methods, you can have them looking like new in no time.

What You’ll Need:

  • Mild dish soap
  • An old toothbrush
  • Baking soda
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Clean microfiber cloth
  • Shallow bowl for dip cleaning

Tips by Jewelry Type:

Delicate necklaces and bracelets: Mix a tiny dab of mild dish soap into a bowl of warm water. Dip in the pieces briefly and gently clean with a soft cloth to lift dirt from crevices. Avoid submerging costume jewelry with glued-on stones.

Rings: Mix a paste of baking soda and water and gently scrub rings with an old toothbrush, taking care around any gemstones. Rinse clean before drying. The baking soda polish boosts shine!

Earrings: Remove earring backs first (they can trap more grime). If needed, dip posts in vinegar and wipe with a cloth. For dangling styles, spray vinegar on a toothbrush and lightly brush surfaces.

How to Avoid Re-Tarnishing: Store jewelry in sealable plastic bags versus piled together so pieces don’t scratch. Keeping your collection tarnish-free lets the true sparkle shine through!

With a few household products and these care tips, your beloved baubles will stay vibrant and eye catching for many seasons of style.