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All That Sparkles…our top tips for cleaning jewellery

Whether you have a belly button ring or nose piercing or love to wear a classic string of pearls, cleaning jewellery keeps it at its glittering best. For New Year’s Eve, here is a guide by the profession domestic cleaners, MOLLY MAID.

  • Remove earrings or rings from your body if possible.
  • SILVER: If silver jewellery pieces are dull, filmy or slightly discoloured, mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water and dip in a clean soft cloth. Rub the jewellery, then rinse it in cool water and buff until dry. If the tarnish is more noticeable, make a paste of three parts baking soda and one part water. Apply the cleaner to the silver with a soft cloth and rub the paste all over the piece. Continue to gently rub everything together until the cloth turns a light shade of grey. Rinse and buff dry.
  • GOLD: To clean gold and gem stones, prepare a bubble bath by mixing a few drops of mild dish soap with a small amount of sodium-free club soda. Put the jewellery into a small strainer and soak it in the bath for about five minutes. Swish around and then clean each piece by rubbing it with a soft toothbrush. Rinse the jewellery with cool water and dry with a soft cloth.
  • PEARLS: To clean pearls, lay the strand on a soft cloth. Dip a small makeup brush into a mixture of warm water and shampoo, and use it to clean each pearl. Wipe off the pearls with a clean damp cloth. Dry flat. Ensure to keep the strand as dry as possible.

We can continue to clean your home

Latest Government guidelines confirm that COVID secure companies like Molly Maid can continue to work inside people’s homes. We thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home.