I sell a lot of jewelry on Ebay. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp toothbrush. For large items I use a damp cloth. Also works on copper, brass, gold, silver, porcelain, ceramics, sneakers, plastics, etc. For my sales I needed one product for cleaning everything.
Hi Mary: I agree with William (hi William), but use a soft tooth brush and go carefully around any gems so you don't loosen them. Be sure to rinse well and dry them using a soft cloth, you don't want tooth paste or water spots once you're done.
Hi, Betsy and thanks.
Perhaps this will help:
I prefer to use a polishing cloth.
Do not immerse brooches and other items of costume jewellery in any liquid as it could loosen the stones, but use a soft toothbrush and a little water and dish soap to clean them. If real jewellery with stones you can immerse them in warm soapy water.
Soak for a while and then use toothbrush in the setting to loosen up the dirt and release it into the soapy water. Rinse under clean water and dry on kitchen paper towel. I've done it that way for years with no ill effects - only clean sparkling jewellery.
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Mary....Toothpaste works well but no DIY