How to Clean Jewelry at Home

You don't need fancy jewelry cleaner to get your silver to sparkle, your gold to gleam, and your gemstones to shine. Try these everyday items, most of which you probably already have in the house.

If your diamond ring has lost its luster, or your silver necklace is starting to show tarnish, you needn’t pay big bucks for pricy jewelry cleaner just to make them shine again. These solutions will show you how to clean jewelry so it looks like new once more.


Drop your dull-looking jewelry in a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer for a couple of minutes. It will sparkle and shine when you pull it out. More uses for Alka-Seltzer »

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