Jewellery cleaning tips

One question I often get asked is “how can I clean my jewellery at home?”

There are so many different cleaners out there, but sometimes you just need something simple and easy to get the job done.

Trick 1 : Alka seltzer….

This is best for any jewellery that’s looking a bit dull. It won’t have a huge impact on metals with built up tarnish but it’s great for a quick sparkle.

Just drop it in a fizzing glass, leave it for a couple of minutes, rinse and go!

Trick 2: Toothpaste….

Toothpaste is perfect for stones, if your sapphires are soiled or your diamonds are dingy just get an old toothbrush, liberal amounts of toothpaste and scrub away. Give it a good brush under water to get rid of the residue and BOOM your stones will bling again.

Trick 3: Vinegar and baking soda….

This is great for more tarnished metals, add 1/2 cup white vinegar to 2 tablespoons of baking soda, don’t worry about the measurements too much….gently rub the past over your grubby silver and gold, and then rinse.

I love this technique as it’s natural and so effective! Please don’t use this on jewellery with gemstones or pearls as it can damage them.


Sometimes lovely soft stones such as amber and malachite can lost their sheen and become dull because of lots of surface scratches. I find the absolute best way to combat this is toothpaste again! I use a smokers toothpaste as it’s a little more abrasive. I apply the paste with a cloth and rub, quite hard over the surface in small circular motions, you can do this over and over again until your stone is looking as good as new!