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5 Cheap & Easy Ways to Clean Fashion Jewellery

We all love fashion jewellery. It's affordable, keeps us on trend and gives the finishing touch to any outfit.

Keeping it clean, however, can be a bit of a pain.

We've put together 5 quick and easy ways for you to clean your favourite pieces, with bits and bobs you'll probably already have at home!

Step one is to check what metal your piece is (if you can). We've made it clear what to do for alloy, iron, brass, gold plated, silver plated, copper, stainless Steel and silver.





1) TOOTHPASTE

 You'll need:
- Toothpaste
- something to dry your pieces

This one is SO SIMPLE! It works for most metals and will leave your jewellery shining.

Simply put some toothpaste on your finger and rub the jewellery. You can a soft toothbrush, if you would prefer. 

Lightly rinse the piece after and pat dry with your cloth.

Avoid gel toothpastes or ones that contain whitening or tartar-control chemicals, as they may damage the metal.

Et, voila! Sparkly clean!

2. KETCHUP

You'll need:
- Ketchup
- A bowl
- An old toothbrush

Put your jewellery in a bowl of ketchup and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

Don't leave it for any longer than that! The acid from the ketchup might cause damage.

Remove the jewellery and gently scrub your piece with the toothbrush.

Lightly rinse with warm water.

Done!

3. BAKING SODA

You'll need:
- One teaspoon of baking soda
- One teaspoon of salt
- One cup of boiling hot water
- A small bowl

Again, this one is really easy!

Make your mixture up, give it a stir and put your jewellery in it.

Swirl your piece around in the mixture to get in the nooks and crannies.

After 5 minutes, take your piece out and pat dry with a cloth.

All done!

4. VINEGAR 

You'll need:
- Vinegar
- A bowl
- A cloth

Soak your jewellery in some vinegar for 30 minutes.

Gently rinse off the vinegar with warm water

Wipe the jewellery clean &dry with the cloth

Finished!

5. NAIL VARNISH REMOVER / ACETONE

You'll need:
- A cotton pad
- Acetone

Only use this one for brass!

Put some nail varnish remover on the pad (like you usually would) and lightly rub the brass jewellery.

Nice and clean!

 

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