Jewelry cleaner is one of those items that can be easily made at home for far less that you would spend at the store. I asked our readers for some suggestions on how to make your own jewelry cleaner and here are some of the tips I got.
Carol A, a new reader had this to say;
Warm water and baking soda in a flat bottom pan and some aluminum foil in the bottom. This is also good for silver. Toothpaste works great too with a old toothbrush. I wouldn’t use anything on pearls though it will ruin them.
Jean added this:
I make my jewelry cleaner like this: 1/2 amonia 1/2 water. Let gold jewelry soak for a long while and then use an old toothbrush to scrub with, rinse and wipe dry. Do NOT use on sterling silver jewelry. Toothpaste or a polishing cloth is the best for that.
Another reader confirmed using toothpaste:
For gold jewelry I use toothpaste and and old toothbrush.