Soak Gold & Diamond Jewellery In Dishwashing Liquid To Make It Sparkle

Soak Gold & Diamond Jewellery In Dishwashing Liquid To Make It Sparkle
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If you want your jewellery to glitter, you could take it to the jeweller and get it cleaned, spending a lot in the process. Or you could just soak it in a bowl of dishwashing liquid and water for a quick, DIY sparkle.

Consumer Reports suggests the home-cleaning alternative:

For plain gold jewllery and diamonds, you can soak them in warm dishwashing liquid and water. Use a toothbrush to clean the settings. Dry with a soft shammy cloth.

If you want to regain the original shine of your silverware, Consumer Reports resorts to an old trick for polishing silver: toothpaste — ideally, tartar control toothpaste.

Get a great deal at jewelry stores and learn how to avoid costly rip-offs [Consumer Reports]