This week is all about jewellery…I’ll be showing you how to clean, organise and declutter (hmm, maybe, this will be the hardest declutter challenge yet) your jewels. Not sure if I have the heart to part with my jewellery but we will see what we can do.
Most of my jewellery is sentimental, all my gold is given as a gift from my hubby, I’ve recently been given a pandora bracelet which I think is one of the most precious gifts.
- Check your warranty, usually, a free clean is included. 15 years later and Michael Hill is still cleaning my engagement ring.
- Most jewellery shops will clean your jewellery for you. More so if you purchased your item from them they will clean it for FREE.
- If you are purchasing new jewellery see if they will clean what you have on before you leave.
- Jewellers sell cleaning clothes and solutions
- Use toothpaste (not gel or whitening) to clean your silver
- Fill a bowl with warm water. If cleaning near a sink, place plug in sink (you don’t want to loose your jewels)
- Using a soft cloth and small amount of toothpaste, rub gently to clean your jewellery. Rinse the cloth and repeat until cleaned
- Once clean rinse in a bowl of water be sure to remove all toothpaste.
- Dry and buff with a soft cloth
- Soak gold in a bowl of warm water and a splash of Handy Andy floor cleaner (this tip was given to me years ago by a friend who is a jeweller). Rinse, dry and buff with a soft cloth.
Are you ready to organise your jewellery collection?