The Awesome-st Jewelry Cleaner EVER

Okay, you just get a beautiful, gorgeous ring from your grandma. You love it and wear it all the time. One day, you go and make some bread. You stick your hands into it to knead, but then you realized it’s way too sticky so you add more flour to thicken it up. You sweat; worrying that the bread won’t turn out. In the end, the bread was beautiful, if you over look the few burnt edges. All’s well; and all’s well that ends well.

But wait! The next day, you look down to find that your ring is all covered in dough! Oh no! You try to rinse it off but it’s totally lost its shine and beauty. What ever will you do? Nothing will work!

Do not fret, my precious child! I have come to save the terrible day! With this great cleaner all will be beautiful and wonderful, just as your ring once was.

So let’s save the day, make the cleaner, and stop sweating. All with the wonderful help of Anna. This wonderful girl gave me this wonderful cleaner (recipe, if you will). Check out her website at Anna at 62nd Street.

First let’s start off with the “stuff”. The “stuff”, or ingredients, include dishwasher detergent, Dawn dish soap, and vinegar (I ❤ vinegar).

IMG_2108 - Ring Cleaner The Stuff

I love the fact that there is religious art everywhere in this house! Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

IMG_2105 - Ring Cleaner SH

Here’s the small things: a very small cup (I use a medicine cup. Just make sure not to use it again!) and something for mixing and scrubbing with. In my case, it’s an extremely small fork.

No, I’m not going to eat this stuff, but thanks for your concern!

 IMG_2106 - Ring Cleaner Utensils

Pour in about one tablespoon of dish detergent.

IMG_2109 - Ring Cleaner Dishwasher

And try not to spill. Please don’t sold me; I was trying to take a picture and pour the detergent AND get the picture while the liquid was getting poured. I am awesome at multi tasking. (NOT)

IMG_2111 - Ring Cleaner Mess

Then pour in less than a teaspoon of vinegar.

IMG_2112 - Ring Cleaner Vinegar

And a few drops of Dawn.

IMG_2113 - Ring Cleaner Dawn

Now mix it all together. I love mixing. I try not to get too involved and excited about it.

IMG_2114 - Ring Cleaner Mix

And, of course, place the ring in! Let it soak for over three hours. About five or six is best.

IMG_2118 - Ring Cleaner Place It In

Once the ring has soaked for long enough, take the ring out.

IMG_2120 - Ring Cleaner Take Out

And rinse it.

IMG_2122 - Ring Cleaner Rinse

Now take your eensy-teensy fork and wrap a small amount of paper towel over it (Or you could just use an OLD toothbrush, just please don’t use it after and brush your teeth with bleach. Thank you.). Dip it in the solution.

IMG_2125 - Ring Cleaner Soak Towel

Dip the ring in the solution again and scrub the inside of the ring using the paper-towel-covered fork. Once you think it’s scrubbed enough, rinse the ring again.

IMG_2128 - Ring Cleaner Scrubbing

Ta-Da! Your ring (or whatever jewelry it is) is saved! You can love it forever, shiny and new!

Here are the before-and-after pics:

BEFORE

IMG_2116 - Ring Before Cleaner

AFTER

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I know there doesn’t seem to be THAT big of a difference but, trust me, there is! I have had to wear sunglasses ever since my ring has been cleaned. It’s sparkly-er than it was when I first got it.

Here’s the recipe, for printing:

AWESOME JEWELRY CLEANER

Ingredients:

1 Tbs. dish detergent

1/2 – 1 tsp. vinegar

Few drops of Dawn (or other dish soap)

How To Make It All Work Properly:

1. Mix the ingredients together in a very small bowl/cup.

2. Place the jewelry (ring) in the mixture and let it soak for +3 hours.

3. Rinse the jewelry when it is done soaking. Dip it once again in the solution.

4. Using a paper-towel-covered, small fork (or toothbrush), dip the paper towel part in the solution and scrub the jewelry, especially working at the under part of it (or ring).

5. Rinse the jewelry once again and stare in awe at the shine. WARNING! May need sunglasses from this point on.

WARNING: Seriously, this stuff is poison; careful! Bleach is dangerous. It may even be a good idea to NOT pour the solution down the drain; discard it.

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9 thoughts on “The Awesome-st Jewelry Cleaner EVER

  1. Wow, this looks awesome!! I would totally have tried it out on one of my rings, but it broke yesterday 😥 My older sister had given it to me on my 13th birthday (April 2013), and I’ve worn it pretty much every day since then (including overnight – it was on my right middle finger constantly). It was a thin ring from Claire’s.
    First it tarnished from gold to a coppery color, and then it have begun turning from copper to black. It was very tarnished, that’s for sure! Two layers!!
    Yesterday, I leaned against the back of the couch and felt the ring stabbing into my finger. I pulled my hand up and saw that it had broken. I am so sad 😥 It’s not like it was “just a ring”. It meant something to me. And I guess that’s why, instead of throwing its pieces away, I put them in my desk drawer 🙂

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  2. It worked! I tried it last night ! my ring used to be so black with who knows what and when I was done ALL of the black was gone! I love this recipe and will continue to use it for all of my jewelry! Could you also use it on a rosary that has glass seed beads and gold chain? Being that it is a rosary I thought I’d ask ….

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    • That’s awesome, Diana! I’m glad the recipe worked so well, as it does for me.
      Hmm…. Dunno. You could try cleaning your Rosary with it. I would be careful, though. Since it does contain bleach, it could possibly ruin not as high quality jewelry.

      Thanks again!
      XOXO JL

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  3. Just curious – would it work to use POWDERED dish detergent? The soap we use in our dishwasher is powdered, and we don’t have liquid dish soap (except, of course, Dawn). Do you know if it works with powdered?

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    • Hmm… You could try it. I would just add enough vinegar to make it a liquid and then add the Dawn. Just be careful. You’re experimenting with poison! Maybe test it on something not so meaningful before using it on something expensive.

      Lemme know how it works!
      ❤ JL

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