How to clean jewellery? We have the tips!

Do you want to know how to clean tarnished jewellery, how to clean rings, or how to clean earrings? You’d like nothing better than for your dull jewellery to look like new again. Whether you are trying to clean tarnished jewellery or make your dull gold or silver jewellery shine again: we're here to help. By using these tips, your jewellery will shine like never before.

How to clean earrings and other silver jewellery with HG?


how to clean jewellery The answer to the question ‘How do you clean silver jewellery’ is ‘with HG’. The HG silver polish cloth is perfect for cleaning silver jewellery. The HG silver polish cloth restores the shine to silver or silver-plated objects. After using the HG silver polish cloth, your silver jewellery looks like new again. 

Complete the following steps for cleaning jewellery with the HG silver polish cloth:

  1. Buff the jewellery with the HG silver polish cloth until the sparkle appears. 
  2. Has oxidation made that difficult? Moisten a tip of the cloth 
  3. and use that to remove the tarnish on your silver jewellery. 

Apart from the silver polish cloth, HG also has a special jewellery bath for cleaning your jewellery. This HG jewellery cleaning bath is a quick and easy way to clean your jewellery.

Clean silver jewellery: alternative tips

Besides the HG silver polish cloth, there are other ways to clean your silver jewellery. Remember that we cannot guarantee that these products work. You use them completely at your own risk. 

  • Clean silver jewellery with toothpaste
    You can make your silver jewellery sparkle again with toothpaste. Do you want to clean your silver jewellery with toothpaste? Put the toothpaste on an old toothbrush and rub it calmly over the silver surface. Black stains disappear in a flash.
  • Cleaning jewellery with baking soda
    How to clean jewellery with baking soda? You can clean silver jewellery by putting a piece of aluminium foil at the bottom of a plastic container with the dull side up. Pour a jug of hot water on top and then the baking soda. Stir well so there are no lumps. Put your silver jewellery in the container and make sure it is in contact with the aluminium foil. After 15 minutes you turn the jewellery around and then rinse it off with cold water. Apart from silver jewellery, you can also clean gold jewellery with baking soda. Using baking soda to clean gold jewellery works in the same way as the silver jewellery. 
  • how to clean jewellery at homeClean silver jewellery with washing-up liquid
    Washing-up liquid is another product for cleaning your silvery jewellery. Mix some washing-up liquid with warm water. Put your silver jewellery in the mixture and brush it clean carefully with a soft brush or toothbrush. Then rinse it with lukewarm water. 
  • Clean silver jewellery with cola
    Cola is also a way to clean your silver jewellery. Put your silver in a container with cola and leave it to stand overnight. Remember that there is a possibility that the cola affects your silver. 

If you're interested in how to clean your engagement ring at home, read the article: ‘How to clean silver or gold rings?’. What is the best way to clean earrings? Maybe you have a pair of earrings that have become black or lost their shine? The article ‘How to clean earrings? Tips for cleaning earrings’ may well help you.

Clean gold jewellery

Did you know that your gold jewellery will stay beautiful longer if you clean it regularly? Dirt and damage mean that gold jewellery can lose its shine over time. Do you have that problem? Does your gold jewellery have a black coating? It is high time to clean your gold jewellery. You can clean your gold jewellery with the following products:

  • Soft household soap
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Effervescent tablet

HG also has a special HG gold polish cloth to clean your gold jewellery. If you want to know the best way to use this gold polish cloth or the above products, read the article ‘How to clean gold? Let your gold shine again’.

How to clean costume jewellery

how to clean costume jewelleryCopper is a semi-precious metal that is used frequently in jewellery. Copper becomes dull because of sulphur, which is in the air and causes the copper to oxidise. The result is black spots on your jewellery or jewellery that has lost its shine. Do you want to clean copper jewellery? Go for the HG copper polish cloth. This polish cloth is ideal for keeping the colour and shine of your jewellery. Besides an HG product, there are other ways to clean your copper jewellery, including baking soda, lemon, ketchup, descaler or a combination of salt and vinegar. Would you like to know how to go about this? The article 'How to clean copper pans | How to clean copper coins and other copper pieces with our 5 tips' will help you on your way. 

If you have a good tip for cleaning jewellery, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about the best way to clean jewellery

How do I get black silver clean again?

Silver jewellery that has turned black can be cleaned in a mixture of lukewarm water and a teaspoon of Dreft. Add a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and put the silver jewellery you want to clean in the mixture for no more than ten minutes.

How do I clean silver jewellery at home?

You can clean silver jewellery in different ways, including with:

  • Toothpaste
  • Baking soda
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Cola

How do I clean my gold jewellery?

You can clean your gold jewellery with the following products:

  • Soft household soap
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Effervescent tablet

How do I clean my copper jewellery?

If your copper jewellery has become dull or if it has a black spot, use one of the following products:

  • Baking soda
  • Lemon
  • Ketchup
  • Descaler
  • Salt and vinegar

Which HG product do I use to clean my silver jewellery.

You can clean silver jewellery with the HG polish cloth. After using this polish cloth, your silver jewellery looks like new again.



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