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Method for cleaning metallic jewelry:Useful guide

How to clean pure copper jewelry?

Copper bracelets image
Copper bracelets

Copper has been used to promote good health since ancient times. Copper is copper elemental, also known as pure Copper. People use Copper can-made jewelry, copper sheet, rod, pipe, and foil. Copper products made of Copper are commonly used in the construction industry as daily necessities.

There are three ways to clean pure copper jewelry

1. If copper rust develops on the surface, clean it with vinegar.

2. Cut a lemon in half and rub it with a pinch of salt, or soak the jewelry in a solution of lemon juice and baking soda.

3. Ketchup in the kitchen can also clean copper utensils. Apply the ketchup evenly on the copper jewelry, rinse it with water after a few minutes, and wipe it dry.

How to clean brass jewelry?

Brass heart bracelet image
Brass heart bracelet

Brass is an alloy composed of Copper and zinc. Brass composed of Copper and zinc is called ordinary brass. If it is composed of more than two kinds of elements, a variety of alloys is called unique brass. Brass has a strong wear resistance; brass can manufacture valves, water pipes, air conditioners and radiators, and jewelry.

There are five ways to clean brass jewelry

1.Soap or mild detergent

If your brass jewelry is dusty or dirty, rather than dark, soak them in warm, soapy water and clean them with a soft cloth. Incredibly muddy areas can be gently brushed with a toothbrush.

2.Vinegar, salt, and flour

These versatile kitchen items can make a paste to clean darkened brass ornaments. Dissolve one teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup vinegar and add flour until smooth. Rub onto brass, leave for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, and dry.

3.Diatomite brightens the copper surface

Take diatomite, oxalic acid, and water, mix them into a paste in the ratio of 6:1:4. Smear mixture on the surface of copper products, let them dry naturally and then rinse with water to brighten the copper surface.

4.Sea salt rust removal

When copper rust is severe, it is recommended to mix sea salt with melted wax and wipe copper rust with dry cloth adhesive solution, which can play a perfect effect.

5.A mixture of toothpaste and baking soda

After mixing toothpaste with baking soda, scrub copper jewelry with a toothbrush. Scrub it before leaving it in the sun. Alternatively, you can wash it directly with toothpaste, but baking soda works even better!

How to clean stainless steel jewelry?

Wood and shell inlaid stainless steel ring image
Wood and shell inlaid stainless steel ring

Stainless steel jewelry available material includes 304, 316, 316L. which is the most suitable for jewelry products is 316L because its wear resistance and corrosion resistance are better than other types of stainless steel, so the jewelry color preservation period is longer

There are five ways to clean stainless steel jewelry

1.Use soap and water

Soak your stainless steel in soapy water and wipe it clean. Fill the bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild liquid soap. Soak your jewelry for a few minutes, then wipe it with a soft cloth instead of a paper towel. If your jewelry has grooves or carvings, use a soft toothbrush to clean all details.

2.Clean it with toothpaste

If you don’t have other ways to clean your stainless steel jewelry, you can use toothpaste to help you remove the stain from your jewelry.

3.Wash with baking soda, water, and a soft toothbrush

First, mix a little baking soda with water to make a paste — the exact ratio doesn’t matter. Gently rub the jewelry with the paste.

4.Rinse with warm water and dry with a cotton cloth

Rinse with warm water until all the soap or paste is gone. Wipe the jewelry thoroughly with a dry, soft cloth, ensuring no water droplets on the jewelry.

5.Store stainless steel jewelry separately from other metals

Although it doesn’t fade as quickly as silver, it can still get scratched. It’s best to keep your jewelry in a separate plastic or cloth bags. Even if you’re storing earrings, it’s best to keep each earring in its little bag

How to clean gold jewelry?

gold ring image
gold ring

Gold jewelry is prevalent in our daily life. After we wear it for some time, we will find that it will become black or lose some luster, so we should master cleaning it.

There are six ways to clean gold jewelry

1.Baking soda cleaning method

Step1: first, put two tablespoons of salt in a small bowl, then squeeze in some dishwashing liquid, and then add two tablespoons of baking soda. Finally, add a little bit of warm water and mix it up.

Step2: put gold headgear into solution, immerse for 10 minutes or so, help purify bilge more so.

Step3: brush head with a very soft small brush, similar to children’s toothbrush, gently scrub gold jewelry surface

Step4: after brushing clean, reoccupy clear water to rinse it twice, put in a clean towel above again next, wipe its moisture, put headgear in shade cool place air to dry can.

2.Soapy water cleaning method

If the gold jewelry is dull, add a little alcohol to soapy water, rinse the necklace, and wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Alcohol will also make the gold jewelry shiny.

3.Toothpaste cleaning method


  1. Pour warm water into the container and squeeze a small toothpaste section into the water.
  2. Be careful not to use the toothpaste containing particulates to clean; otherwise, it will wear the surface of the gold necklace.
  3. Add baking soda, squeeze in 1 drop of dishwashing liquid, and mix well.

Step2: Put the gold jewelry into the solution and soak it for about 10 minutes.

Step3: brush gently with soft toothbrush wash gold head jewelry. The besmirch on the gap of such necklace can be cleaned very quickly come down.

Step4: Clean with clean water after scrubbing

4.Salt and vinegar cleaning method

Step1: remove the appropriate amount of developing powder that can be used to create photos, add warm water of 30-40℃ to develop the developing solution, and then dilute with water twice as much.

Step2: Put the gold jewelry with dirt into the solution and soak it for 4-6 minutes.

Step3: Brush dirt with a soft bristle brush and rinse it several times with clean water.

5.Developing powder cleaning method

Step1: remove the appropriate amount of developing powder that can be used to create photos, add warm water of 30-40℃ to develop the developing solution, and then dilute with water twice as much.

Step2: Put the gold jewelry with dirt into the solution and soak it for 4-6 minutes

Step3: Brush dirt with a soft bristle brush and rinse it several times with clean water.

6.Fire baking method

Some gold jewelry can have white spots or bleach on the surface due to trace amounts of mercury in the cosmetics we commonly use. When white spots are found, all we need to do is roast the gold necklace over a fire, then wipe it clean with a soft cloth, and the gold necklace will return to its original luster.

When your gold jewelry becomes less bright, you can use these methods to clean it, but if it has much dirt, it is best to go to a gold store to clean it.

How to clean sterling silver jewelry?

Sterling silver bracelet image
Sterling silver bracelet

Pure silver generally points to the silver of all purity 92.5% above, including S999, S990, S925, three kinds of silver content. They can call pure silver to adorn articles.

There are six ways to clean sterling silver jewelry

1.Silver washing water

Soak silverware or silver ornaments in silver washing water, pay attention to the time must not be too long, silver washing water has strong corrosion ability, generally oxidized silver necklace soaking for one minute is enough, but do not frequently use silver washing water, it is terrible for the necklace color and human body.


You can use the cola you usually drink, but the oxidized silver necklace into it, and soak it for about 12 hours. After washing, please take out the chain and clean it with clean water. It will be as white as new after drying.


Dip in the seasoned vinegar and wipe the oxidized silver necklace using a small towel. Scrub back and forth, slowly. The oxidized color will disappear, leaving a shiny silver necklace.

4.Overnight tea

Fill a cup of overnight tea, preferably strong tea, with an oxidized silver necklace, soak until white and remove.

5.Wipe the silver cloth

Both cheap and effective special silver cloth, generally buy a silver necklace will be sent with a silver cloth, or sell silver ornaments to repurchase a piece. A silver cloth lightly wipes an oxidized silver necklace that will soon become shiny again.


Squeeze the toothpaste used for daily brushing onto a soft toothbrush and brush the oxidized silver necklace back and forth. Be careful not to touch the water when brushing, let alone put it into the tap while rinsing

How to clean silver-plated metal jewelry?

Silver plated bracelet image
Silver plated bracelet

925 silver plating generally refers to jewelry made of Copper, alloy, stainless steel, and so on. A layer of 925 silver is electroplated on the surface of the jewelry to achieve the effect of 925 silver jewelry.

925 silver generally refers to jewelry made of 925 silver. Usually, there are words printed S925 or Ag925 on the jewelry.

There are four ways to clean silver-plated metal jewelry

1.Wash jewelry with soapy water

The simplest method is to dip in the soft brush with a soap water solution, gently scrub, put soapy water in the bowl, or drop a few drops of detergent in the water, soak the gold jewelry in the bowl for 15 minutes, and then gently remove dirt with a soft toothbrush, and then dry the jewelry with a soft cloth, you can restore the original luster of the silver jewelry.

2.Clean with toothpaste

you can prepare a container for a toothbrush, some toothpaste is squeezed into the container, and then add a few drops of water, stir again repeat bracelet with a toothbrush, especially in the thin seam, toothbrush brush will clean, wait for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes, clean with clear water silver, silver, and black by air oxidation, regularly clean with toothpaste, the surface can use toothpaste removing sulfide, The silver jewelry will change to its original color.

3.Rinse with white vinegar

We can use white vinegar at home to clean it. The way to do it is straightforward

  • prepare a container,
  • put the silver bracelet in it,
  • pour in some white vinegar,
  • soak the bracelet in the white vinegar,
  • let it sit for half an hour, and
  • gently wipe it with a toothbrush, you can clean the bracelet.

4.Soak in overnight tea

Soak the oxidized silver jewelry in overnight tea for about 12 hours, then remove it and rinse with water. Soak the oxidized silver jewelry in overnight tea will remove the silver oxide and make the jewelry shiny again.

How to clean and disinfect body piercing jewelry before use?

Navel piercing sterling silver jewelry image
Navel piercing sterling silver jewelry

1. Scrub jewelry with soap and warm water, pure gold and silver with a soft-bristled toothbrush or cloth.

2. Wash and dry the jewelry thoroughly before placing it in a separate polypropylene bag

3. Store your jewelry in an appropriate autoclave. All jewelry that needs to be disinfected must be placed in a disinfecting bag. These are not ordinary plastic bags because they only melt in a steam sterilizer. You can purchase polypropylene bags from autoclave suppliers or medical device stores. Look for brands that change colors. The bag varies from clear to blue or green. This color change indicates that the bag’s contents have been properly and adequately disinfected.

4. The reservoir in your autoclave should have enough water to generate enough steam to disinfect jewelry thoroughly. Place the autoclave bag into the steel tray and the autoclave. Read the instructions for how many bags you can safely load. Make sure bags do not touch or overlap.

5. Turn on the autoclave and wait for the cycle to end. Turn the timer knob. Piercing jewelry should be disinfected for at least one hour to remove all dirt and pathogens.

6. Set the autoclave’s vacuum function once the cycle is complete, which will dry your piercing jewelry after sterilizing it, a step that is important to prevent bacteria from growing on jewelry.

7. Carefully empty the steam sterilizer to prevent burns. If possible, use silicon tongs to handle hot objects. Autoclave bags are designed to be self-sealing, so these will remain uncontaminated and ready for use. Keep these bags in a safe, dry place.


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