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Jewelry Cleaner Recipes

Jewelry Cleaner  

Mix together:

  • 2 tablespoons liquid hand soap
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ammonia

Store in a clean glass jar.

To Use:

Briefly soak jewelry in the cleaner and rinse with water. Pat dry with soft cloth.  On sturdy, metal jewelry you can use an old, soft toothbrush to scrub jewelry.


Can use on gold, silver, diamonds or some costume jewelry. Do not use on opals, pearls or other porous stones.


Silver Cleaner

  • 1 quart water
  • 5 inch square aluminum foil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda  

To use:

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a non-aluminum pan and then turn off the heat. Drop silver in briefly. Wash in soapy water, rinse and dry.


Use only on sterling silver (solid silver--not plated). Works well for small items such as jewelry and flatware. Make a larger batch for larger items.


Pearl Cleaning

For instructions on cleaning and caring for your pearls, please visit my Pearl Care Guide.

Use gentle polishing cloths that remove tarnish without harming pearls and other delicate components. Do not use cloths that are coated with jewelers' rouge, other abrasives or chemicals.


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