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During the last three months we’ve been talking about jewelry, face shape, color, etc… but an important point in all this is how we should take care, or rather, clean our jewelry to keep it shiny. So this week I bring you some tips for cleaning your jewelry at home in an easy and safe way.
In order to make your jewelry not look opaque, introduce them in a glass of water with an Alka-Seltzer for a few minutes. When you get them out, they will look brand new.
Another interesting way to clean your jewelry is covering a small container with aluminum foil. Fill it with warm water and add a tablespoon of washing powder (not liquid!). Put the jewels in the container and let them stand for a few minutes. Then rinse and leave them to dry.
To remove accumulated dirt on your silver jewelry, prepare a paste of 1/4 cup of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Apply and rub it gently on the piece and then rinse and dry them. For gold jewelry, cover them with some baking soda and add a little vinegar, rub them, rinse and dry them. Avoid this with jewels that have pearls or semiprecious stones, as it could damage its termination.
If your gold pieces have lost some their luster, an easy way to recover it is pouring beer (not dark) into a washcloth and rub the piece gently. Then dry it with another towel and your piece will shine like new. To restore the shine to your diamonds only wash them with a little toothpaste.
And, why not share your Vodka with your diamonds, emeralds and other precious stones? Give them a bath with it and they will get their shine back in just minutes!
With these tips so easy to implement, your jewelry will always look like new.
Clarlin Rivera – Joyería Contemporánea
Location: Gol Plaza – local #6B, Calle Altagracia No.13, La Romana, República Dominicana. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 9am – 2pm and 3pm – 6pm Contact: (829) 345-0228 – [email protected]
About Clarlin Rivera
Clarlin Rivera Paredes was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic in 1981, where currently resides. Throughout her career, Rivera has done collective exhibitions at the “San Juan Beauty Show” in Puerto Rico in 2007 and 2011. She was also part of the collective exhibition entitled “Eindwerk” in Syntra Brussels, Belgium, and finally in 2013 at “RotaBazaar “in La Romana.