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Find out how to clean rings with this homemade jewelry cleaner. It's only 3 items, easy to do and cheaper than jewelry cleaner in the stores!
Homemade Jewelry Cleaner – Just 3 Ingredients Needed!
Lately my rings have looked horrible (okay, my one set of rings . . . I've never worn anything other than my wedding and engagement ring!), and I was determined to come up with a way to get them cleaned using an at home jewelry cleaner.
I've always hated the idea of paying for ring cleaner, so I usually just ask the jewelry stores in the mall to clean them, but I hardly ever get to the mall these days, and I really hate asking them when I'm there. (It just makes me feel like I should buy something!).
So recently, I did some searching of how to clean rings at home, and came up with this easy recipe including a whopping three ingredients . . . that I can almost guarantee you have in your kitchen right now – no harsh chemicals at all.
All you need to get started is a jar, some hot water, baking soda, and a cheap soft toothbrush to create this cleaning solution (you can get all of this at the Dollar Tree for less than $5!).
Here's how to clean rings at home:
Warm your water to hot (not boiling). You'll then mix in baking soda until it's well combined. Place your rings in the water and then let them sit (mine sat for about 5 minutes).
Take your rings out of the homemade jewelry cleaner mix and take your toothbrush to gently scrub off any pieces of debris that loosened. Then gently brush with the toothbrush to brighten the ring. Rinse if you'd like, and allow to air dry on a soft cloth or paper towel.
You can use this cleaner to clean your engagement ring at home, clean your diamond rings, clean your gold – even any of your other pieces of jewelry.
I tried to get a good picture of my ring to show you the difference, but my camera just wouldn't zoom in that close, so you'll just have to take my word for it!
Note that fragile stones, such as pearls and opals, may not be cleaned this way – thanks for the tip Hagee!
DIY Ring Cleaner
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Hot Water
- Jar To Mix Ingredients
- Toothbrush To Scrub Rings
- Mix together 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 cup hot water.
- Let rings set in water for a few minutes (mine set for five minutes.)
- Use toothbrush to brighten up the ring. All done! (How easy was that?)
If you don't want to clean your rings at home, you of course could have them professionally cleaned or even use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. But this DIY ring cleaner is so simple and inexpensive, I can't imagine doing it any other way!
Team member Laura also tried out a 3 ingredient recipe for cleaning rings at home and that one worked like a charm as well!
DIY Ring Cleaner at Home
Sometimes the list of things we have to keep clean in and around our homes can be endless. Now add your wedding rings to it! 😉
Thankfully, the Passionate Penny Pincher Home Planner keeps your cleaning schedule organized and manageable! So, when you have a free moment (which you will since your days will be planned out and less stressful), here's my tips and tricks for cleaning your wedding rings at home.
This DIY Ring Cleaner is SO easy, and makes your rings sparkle like new – and you don't have to make a trip to the jewelry store to achieve it! Here's what to do.
Ingredients for DIY Ring Cleaner
All you need to clean your rings at home are 3 simple ingredients, and I can almost guarantee you have them in your kitchen right now.
- 1 Tb Baking Soda
- 1 Tb Salt
- 1 Tb Dish Soap
How to Use DIY Ring Cleaner
Mix your ingredients together with 1 cup hot water in a glass or bowl.
Drop your rings in and let soak for 10-15 minutes.
Then, scrub with a soft bristled toothbrush. (I like to keep toothbrushes on hand for detailed cleaning projects like this! I got a 5-pack at the dollar store). You'll be surprised (and grossed out) by how much gunk might come out of those little crevices.
Dry completely with a towel.
Voila! Clean, sparkly rings without having to make a special trip to the jeweler and no harsh chemicals! It's one of my favorite little cleaning projects because it's just so easy and I end up with sparkles at the end.
What are your favorite “miscellaneous” cleaning projects at home??
In the mood for more cleaning now? Check out our Spring Cleaning Checklist to get your whole home sparkling this spring.