1. Fill two bowls (large or small depending on your piece) with lukewarm water. You will use one bowl to wash the jewelry and the other bowl will be used for rinsing.
2. Add mild liquid dish soap to the lukewarm water. Depending on the size of the bowl you use, you’ll probably want to add enough to see the soap forming at the top.
3. Dip your lint-free, nonabrasive, microfiber cloth in the soapy water bowl. Rub the cloth gently along the lines of the grain in your jewelry. Do not rub in the opposite direction as this will scratch your piece.
4. OPTIONAL: Use a brand new soft toothbrush for intricate jewelry. Dip the bush in the soapy water bowl and gently brush along the grain of the jewelry. Make sure to stay away from gemstones to keep them from getting scratched!
5. After you see the Bling back, it’s time to rinse, dry and polish your piece. Head down to the next section on the next steps.
The Final Step on How to Clean Jewelry at Home: Rinsing, Drying & Polishing
You’ve made it this far! High-Five!! 😊 This section is dedicated to the final process of your jewelry cleaning journey. Now we know it’s tempting to just rinse and let your jewelry dry but you might end up getting annoying water spots on it so we’ve given you tips on how to avoid it. Since you’ve made it this far, might as well finish it perfectly now, right?
1. Rinse: Depending on the method you used, you want to rinse the jewelry in lukewarm non-soapy water. The smartest way would be to fill a bowl with lukewarm water and rinse in there until all the soapy residue is out. But you’re most probably going to rinse your jewelry in your sink under a tap… so our Pro Tip to you is: Plug the drain before cleaning jewelry to avoid any OH SH*T moments! 😃
2. Dry: Pat the jewelry with your favorite soft, lint-free, nonabrasive microfiber cloth until it’s dry. Examine for any water-spots. This often-skipped step is important because excess water may lead to spotting. If your jewelry is intricately designed (such as a bracelet or a chain), wrap it up in the cloth and leave to dry for a while. This will soak up any excess water stuck in the nooks & crannies.
3. Polish: We made it! Once your jewelry is dry, you can now start rebuffing it gently. For polishing and giving your piece that mirror-finish shine we recommend you use a soft cotton cloth (not the lint-free microfiber cloth you’ve been hearing about). Polish along the edges of your jewelry and you will see it look as good as new!
Now go have fun! Your deserve it 😉