clean jewelry, drop two Alka tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes. The effervescent action of the
sodium bicarbonate does the trick.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
Instead of buying jewelry cleaner, make a paste from Arm & Hammer
Baking Soda and water and use it to clean your jewelry. Baking soda
is a mild abrasive.
Canada Dry Club Soda.
To clean diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, soak the gems in
Canada Dry Club Soda.
Colgate Regular Flavor
Toothpaste. To clean jewelry, squeeze a dab of Colgate
Regular Flavor Toothpaste on a clean, soft cloth as a nontoxic
cleaning agent. Then rinse clean.
Efferdent. Drop two
Efferdent denture cleansing tablets in a glass of water, soak the
diamond jewelry in the solution until the water turns clear, and
rinse the diamonds thoroughly. Efferdent is strong enough to clean
gunk from dentures, but gentle enough not to harm the dentures. A
diamond is one of the strongest substances known to man, so the
Efferdent won’t harm the diamond. Also, you can kill two birds with
one stone by cleaning your diamond ring together with your dentures.
Do not use Efferdent to clean silver jewelry, otherwise you risk
darkening and pitting the silver.)
Parsons’ Ammonia and
Oral-B Toothbrush. Mix one part Parsons’ Ammonia and two
parts warm water and soak dia mond and gold jewelry in the solution
for five minutes. Brush the jewelry with a clean, used soft Oral-B
Toothbrush and rinse clean with water.
Pink Pearl Eraser.
Use a Pink Pearl Eraser to gently scour gold- plated items to remove
grease and grime.
Purell Instant Hand
Sanitizer. To clean gemstones and gold jewelry, use a few
drops of Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer—the soapless, antibacterial
hand sanitizer—and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
To clean a diamond engagement ring, spray Scrubbing Bubbles into a
small cup, drop in the ring, let sit overnight, and rinse clean with
hot water in the morning.
Simple Green. Place
gold jewelry in a drinking glass, fill with Simple Green all-purpose
cleaner (from the trigger-spray bot tle), swirl the jewelry a few
times, and let stand for one hour. Rinse thoroughly with water and
Smirnoff Vodka. Soak gold and
diamond jewelry in Smirnoff Vodka for five minutes, then rinse and