How To Clean Oxidised Jewellery at home?
by Urwashee Saxena
Wondering how to clean your favourite oxidised jewellery at home? Don’t worry, we paired with some experts on this matter to curate a list of tips and tricks to clean imitation/artificial/fashion oxidised jewellery at home. By following these simple methods, you can revive the shine of your favourite earrings or maybe necklace. These methods are extremely simple and easy to follow. Still, you will get shine as if the jewellery is professionally cleaned. For these methods, you don’t even need special ingredients. Every ingredient mentioned in these methods is easily available at your house.
But before you proceed, do take this fact into account that different oxidised jewellery uses different metal alloys. The tips and tricks mentioned below are not applicable to all metal alloy types. To avoid any tarnishing of the jewellery, make sure you follow the cleaning instruction mentioned on the packaging or the website of the jewellery.
Alright, without a further ado, let’s begin with our tips and trick on how to clean oxidised imitation jewellery at home for a professional-like shine.
Ultimate Tips & Tricks to Clean Oxidised Jewellery at Home to Get Professional-Like Shine
1. Mild Soap and Water Method
The mild soap and water method is an extremely versatile method of cleaning oxidised imitation jewellery at home. This method can be used on almost every type of jewellery to give it an amazing shine and finish. If the discolouration and contamination are severe then avoid this method. It is only suitable for everyday wiping off of the jewellery.
- Take a bowl and fill it with warm water.
- Mix one tablespoon full of mild dishwash soap in this water.
- After mixing it well, please add the piece of oxidised imitation jewellery that you want to clean.
- Leave it for a minute or two then take it out.
- Now take a soft-bristle toothbrush and gently rub it on the jewellery.
- Dip the toothbrush in soap water to keep it wet while cleaning the jewellery.
- After cleaning the jewellery, thoroughly wash it with fresh water.
- And carefully wipe it off with a microfibre cloth.
2. Baby Shampoo and Water Method
Baby shampoo is yet another mild method to clean your oxidised artificial jewellery. It does not react with the metal alloy of your jewellery and simply cleanses it while removing dirt and other cosmetic products from it. Here is how to clean it,
- Take one bowl of warm water.
- Take one tablespoon full of baby shampoo and mix it well in the water.
- Once you are done mixing it, simply at the piece of jewellery that you want to clean.
- Leave the jewellery in the baby shampoo and warm water solution for a couple of minutes and then take it out.
- Now take a soft bristle or cotton swab, whichever is suitable, and rub it onto the surface of the jewellery.
- Make sure you don’t apply too much force on it.
- Keep the surface of jewellery wet with soap and water solution while cleaning it.
- Once you’re done cleaning it, simply rinse it with fresh water.
- And to dry it off, use a clean towel or a microfiber cloth.
3. Baking Soda and Water Method
To clean a piece of oxidised fashion jewellery that is contaminated with tough stains, this method is used. The baking soda and water solution simply remove any tough stain off the surface of your jewellery. And gives it a shine that of new jewellery.
However, if your oxidised artificial jewellery contains stones and adhesive then this method might now be useful for you. As it may damage your jewellery. If your jewellery does not have any stones and adhesive then you’re good to go. Here is the method of cleaning,
- Take a piece of aluminium foil and wrap it around the inside of a bowl.
- Now place the jewellery in this aluminium-wrapped bowl.
- Take another bowl and fill it with one cup of warm water.
- In this water, mix one tablespoon of baking soda and salt. Mix the solution well with the help of a spoon.
- Now pour the solution onto the jewellery situated in the aluminium-wrapped bowl.
- Give a couple of stirs to the solution.
- Leave the jewellery in the solutions for 5-6 minutes. You will notice a lot of bubbles forming off the surface of the jewellery. Keep it in the solution until bubbles stop forming on the surface of the jewellery.
- Now take out the jewellery and carefully inspect it for any stains or dirt.
- If you see any stains or particles of dirt then rub them off with a gentle toothbrush.
- Now simply rinse it with fresh water and dry it off with the help of a clean towel or a microfiber cloth.
4. Toothpaste and Water Method
Toothpaste is a wonderful product that can help you clean your oxidised imitation jewellery pretty easily at home. The method is simple and you don’t even need extra skills for it as well. With this method, you can easily remove stains and dirt particles from your fashion jewellery. All you have to do is follow the method mentioned below,
- Take some toothpaste out of the tube.
- And rub it all over the surface of the jewellery you want to clean.
- Now take a soft-bristle toothbrush and dampen it with warm water.
- Clean the surface of the jewellery by gently rubbing the toothbrush all over the jewellery.
- Make sure you carefully clean all the crevices and hard-to-reach places of the jewellery for a perfect clean.
- Once you’re done, all you have to do is clean jewellery under running tap water.
- And then tap dry the jewellery with the help of a clean lint-free towel or a microfiber cloth.
5. Jewellery Polish Method
If you are not sure if any of the above-mentioned methods will work or not, just grab the best jewellery polish in the market, and use it to clean the toughest stains and residuals of cosmetic products. Since these are the products that are meant for cleaning oxidised imitation jewellery, there’s no harm in using them. The cleaning method is mentioned below,
- Dilute the jewellery polish with water, as per the instruction mentioned on the polish, in a bowl.
- Now place the jewellery in the solution for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Take out the jewellery and gently polish it with the help of a rough cloth.
- Make sure you don’t scrap or scrub the jewellery.
- Once the jewellery is cleaned, wash it with fresh water.
- To dry the jewellery, only use a microfiber cloth.