How to clean Jewelry

Here are the steps to take care of your jewelry!

1. clean jewelry with detergent and warm water.

Detergent and warm water may sound a little strange to you at first, but it is actually the best homemade jewelry cleaning solution for your beautiful jewelry. With just a few ingredients, you can start cleaning your jewelry right away. Please make sure that the water is not too hot, as some gemstones do not tolerate drastic temperature changes well. 

You will need: detergent, bowl, soft toothbrush (new), warm water (not hot, so it won't damage your jewelry), cloth, dirty jewelry

Ultrasonic cleaning

Another way to thoroughly clean your jewelry is to clean it with an ultrasonic device. Solid devices are available for as little as 15€ and they are also great for cleaning other items, such as your glasses. Ultrasonic devices thoroughly clean jewelry within 4-8 minutes with sound waves that do not damage the jewelry. However, there are a few pieces of jewelry that you should not clean with it so that you do not damage your beautiful jewelry.

Pay attention

 Please do not clean the following things with an ultrasonic machine:
Anything with beads on it. It could possibly destroy the pearls.
Jewelry with things glued on, as the glue might melt.
Soft stones like opalsGlass stones
Gold plated jewelry
Oily stones and painted jewelry.

What you need

You will need

  • Ultrasonic jewelry cleaner
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • cleaning solution (detergent)
  • the jewelry you want to clean

DIY Tips to clean your jewelry

Everyone loves shiny and clean jewelry, and just like us, jewelry need a Spa once in a while. But is it really necessary to buy expensive jewelry cleaners or go to the jeweler all the time? We get this question quite often, and the simple answer is no. You can get your Diamonds back to sparkle yourself! That’s why we want to share our top tricks to clean jewelry at home in the most easiest and affordable way. That said, always feel welcome to our store for a proper free jewelry spa!

How it works:

Step 1: Mix warm water (not hot) with a few drops of dish soap in a bowl 

Step 2: Let the jewelry sit in the mixture for a few minutes (if it's very dirty let it sit for longer) 

Step 3: Gently scrub your pieces with a clean soft toothbrush  

Step 4: Switch the soapy water with clean lukewarm water to rinse your pieces 

Step 5: Carefully dry your jewelry with a cloth 

Step 6: Enjoy the sparkle and shine

2. clean jewelry with ultrasound

Step 1

Fill the tank of your ultrasonic cleaner with water. Mix your cleaning solution with the water in your ultrasonic tank.

Step 2

Run your ultrasonic cleaner for about 5 minutes so that the cleaner mixes well with the water in the tub. Set the unit to the desired temperature and time for cleaning. The time your jewelry spends in the ultrasonic cleaner can vary from 1 to 20 minutes or more, depending on the degree of soiling.

Step 3

Place your jewelry in the ultrasonic basket and make sure that it is well distributed. Do not put too many pieces of jewelry in at once to avoid scratching the jewelry. Make sure that the jewelry does not come into direct contact with the bottom of the

Step 4

Switch on your ultrasonic unit and allow your soiled piece of jewelry to remain in the unit for as long as necessary. When the timer of the unit runs out, let the piece of jewelry rest for approx. 10 minutes so that the dirt can settle. Rinse the ultrasonic basket with your piece of jewelry in it in clean, cold water.

Step 5

Remove the jewelry and, if possible, clean it briefly with a soft brush to remove any dirt residue. Rinse it again and dry it with a soft cloth.

3. Jewelry with backing powder

This is a gentle cleanser that works well to clean jewelry of all types, including gold, silver and silver-plated items. Make a paste with baking soda to scrub tarnished items, or soak semi-dirty pieces in a baking soda solution. For gold-filled, nickel-based silver, and sterling silver jewelry, add salt and dish soap for a thorough clean. With any method, baking soda can make your jewelry look shiny and new. Please avoid using this method on anything with enamel, gemstones or pearls. 

YOU WILL NEED: 2 tbsp baking soda, soft toothbrush (new), warm water. you can replace water with white vinegar (optional), dirty jewelry

Step 1: Take about 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add some water to it to make a thick paste.

Step 2: Apply this paste with a soft toothbrush to the jewelry you want to clean. Scrub gently. You will see your jewelry begin to shine again.

Step 3: Rinse it with water and repeat this process as needed.

4. clean silver jewelry with salt and aluminum foil.

The tarnish that accumulates on silver jewelry can often be removed with a solution made from salt, water and aluminum foil. The salt and aluminum foil act as a magnet that draws the tarnish from the silver.

 YOU WILL NEED: aluminum foil, 1 tbsp salt, hot water, bowl, soft cloth, dirty silver jewelry


Step 1: Line a bowl with aluminum foil and fill it up with hot water. Add a tablespoon of salt and stir until it dissolves. 

Step 2: Place your silver jewelry in the bowl and let it sit for several minutes. 

Step 3: Remove your jewelry from the bowl and dry it off using a soft cloth.

Step 1

Line a bowl with aluminum foil and fill it with hot water. Add a tablespoon of salt and stir until it dissolves.

Step 2

Place your silver jewelry in the bowl and let it sit for a few minutes.

Step 3

Remove your jewelry from the bowl and dry it with a soft cloth.

5. clean silver jewelry with toothpaste

The ingredients in toothpaste that help your teeth get clean can also be used to clean silver.

  • You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush to help loosen stubborn tarnish.
  • Avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush or other brush on silver, since you may accidentally scratch its surface.

YOU WILL NEED: toothpaste, soft-bristled toothbrush, soft cloth, dirty silver jewelry


Step 1: Apply a dab of toothpaste to your silver jewelry and use a soft cloth to rub it in.

Step 2: Rinse the jewelry and dry it off using a clean cloth.


6. Boil your jewelry

Not all jewelry can be boiled, like delicate gemstones, but you can use boiling water on solid gold. Make sure that no parts are glued together and that the gold is not cold before putting it into boiling water. This solution should only be used for pieces that cannot be cleaned in any other way. 

YOU WILL NEED: bowl, boiled water, soft-bristled toothbrush, dirty solid gold jewelry


Step 1: Place the jewelry into a bowl and slowly pour boiled water over it until the water fully covers the jewelry. 

Step 2: Let it sit until the water cools and carefully scrub every piece with a soft-bristled toothbrush. 

Step 3: Dry thoroughly.

We hope, that our tips are helpful to clean your jewelry. Let us know, if you need more help and contact us at anytime for further questions.