HOW TO CLEAN JEWELRY
If your jewelry has lost the enamel and shine of the past, do not despair! We decided to create a guide where we explain how to clean the jewelry and your costume jewelry without too much effort and without spending too much money. Even for jewels it is possible to use natural products: do not you believe it? do you think they ruin? Absolutely not! Here's how to clean the jewels:
HOW TO CLEAN JEWELS IN GOLD AND SILVER
When the gold is opaque because it has simply been closed in a drawer for a long time, to clean it and give it shine again you can create this mixture:
1 cup of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of salt up
Pour the vinegar into a bowl and add the salt. Soak the object in gold and soak it for half an hour, then rinse well and dry with a cotton rag . Be careful: this mixture can only be used when there are no precious stones . For silver , which has many enemies including oxidation, prepare a solution with:
500 ml of warm water
1 cup of bicarbonate
Put your jewels to bath in the mixture for a whole night . Then clean them with a toothbrush, remove them from the water and dry them with a soft cotton cloth.
HOW TO CLEAN BIJIOUX AND PRECIOUS STONES
Do you want to go back to making your jewels shine , maybe without ruining the hard, precious or semi-precious stones that are set there and without fearing the ruin of non-precious metals ? The completely natural solution to bring these objects back to their former glory is … a nice bath in the tomato sauce ! Coral? Return it "to its origins" by immersing it in water and salt and then rinse under running water . A cotton swab soaked in oil and dried with linen cloth is the ideal solution for mother-of-pearl .
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HOW TO CLEAN PLATINUM AND DIAMONDS
A special care must be dedicated to the cleaning of rings (but also jewels) in platinum and diamonds . Soap, dust and creams make the two precious materials lose their brilliance. To make them shine again, we suggest you make this mixture:
500 ml of water
2 tablespoons of grated or flaked Marseille soap
5 drops of ammonia
In a saucepan bring the water to a boil , then turn off the heat and add the Marseille soap and ammonia , turning to melt everything. Immerse your jewels in this solution and with a brush pass through the inlays and interstices , then rinse and dry.
HOW TO CREATE A JOY HOLDER
Once you understand how to clean the jewelry, the problem arises of how to store them correctly. The caskets and the joys are never enough, in addition to your jewelry because they do not make a home made? Use cardboard boxes , the covers are fine too, with which the jewels, the belts, the scarves you buy are packaged or purchased ad hoc. Put your earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets in each box . Next, arrange them in another box, tray type , not very high, depending on the size and shape, setting them. This way your bijou will be well separated, easy to store and also easy to find.