One of the reasons we love jewelry is because it shines. Whether you're more of a silver lover, a gold fanatic, a bejeweled aficionado, or even a brass addict, your jewelry pieces are the best way to finish of your look with the right amount of sparkle.
When your jewelry is straight out of the jewelry box, it shines like a star. However, if it's a family heirloom or a piece you've had in your collection for some time, it may have lost its sparkle. So that's why we're dedicating this post to helping you keep your jewelry looking brand-new. More specifically, your brass jewelry.
Normally, gold and silver always get the most love, but here we're going to show you how to clean brass jewelry in five easy ways. From DIY tricks you can do with household items to lazy hacks, we've got you covered.
Get ready to keep on shining in 2019 because your brass jewelry sure won't slow you down.
Give Warm Water and Soap a Try
Easy, quick, and efficient. Warm water and soap is a foolproof combo that'll clean your brass jewelry. Simply use an old toothbrush to wipe your jewelry and voilà!
Clean It With Lemon Juice
If soap and water didn't do the trick, try lemon juice. Just add this citrusy juice to a cup of water and let your jewelry soak until they've reached peak cleanliness. You'll appreciate the simplicity of this trick.
Buy Polishing Cloths
No time for DIYs? Just buy some polishing cloths and your brass jewelry will be revived with a quick buff.
Make a DIY Vinegar, Salt, and Flour Paste
When combined, these three kitchen staples create a paste that will save all your dirty brass jewelry. Simply combine one teaspoon of salt, half a cup of vinegar, and add flour as the salt dissolves. Once the paste forms, cover your jewelry in it and let them sit for 10 minutes. Once the time is up, rinse the pieces with lukewarm water. Trust us—the shine will be noticeable.
Use Ketchup (Yes, Ketchup)
Your favorite burger and hot dog condiment isn't just for barbecues. Ketchup can also take out the grime of your favorite brass jewelry pieces. Simply cover the pieces you want to clean with ketchup, let them sit for a while, and then rinse out all the residue and grime.
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