Ways to Make Your Jewelry Sparkle Again!

We all love the way jewelry sparkles and shines, but with daily wear, even the finest quality gold or silver can begin to lose its luster. Over time, precious and semi-precious stones can pale. At Beksan Designs, we know your jewelry means a lot to you, and we want to help you keep it as beautiful and brilliant as possible! In doing some research we learned there are many abrasive chemical cleaners on the market, so how can you care for both your jewelry and the earth at the same time? We found the information for you! Check out these great natural jewelry cleaning tips: 1. Try Your Dish Soap Just because it has the word “dishwashing” before it, doesn’t mean dishwashing liquid is only good for dishes. In fact, it’s one of the easiest solutions for cleaning basic, everyday jewelry, especially for pearls, turquoise, lapis, malachite, and coral. Just add a few pumps of dishwashing liquid to a bowl, fill it with warm water and let your jewelry soak for a few minutes. While store bought dishwashing liquid is more eco-friendly than strong chemical cleaners, those seeking the ultimate green solution might consider making their own dishwashing liquid at home by combining one cup of liquid Castile soap with one tablespoon lemon juice for an effective green clean. 2. Use a Toothbrush and Toothpaste They clean your teeth, so why can’t your toothpaste and toothbrush clean your metals and stones too? Look for a natural toothpaste that’s free of all BPA, apply it to the brush and clean away, use a damp cloth to clean your metal bands. 3. Try Baking Soda As you know, baking soda is recommended for cleaning most anything from your bathtub to freshening up your fridge, and now you can count cleaning jewelry among one of them. Rub baking soda into a damp, non-abrasive cloth and gently polish your sterling silver jewelry to remove or prevent tarnish. In short, the more you clean and polish your jewelry, the longer it last. We think you will love the results, and the environment will, too. (Adapted from ~ http://www.care2.com/greenliving/eco-ways-to-clean-your-jewelry.html) Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/eco-ways-to-clean-your-jewelry.html#ixzz2dfDDFiCF We hope this was helpful! Share this information with your friends and encourage them to receive our Beksan Designs newsletters, they can sign up at www.beksandesigns.com! Cheers and have a great week!

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