Jewelry

Taking your precious jewelry to get cleaned can be a gamble, especially if you’ve never been there before. Not to mention, jewelers can charge crazy amounts of money to clean up your favorite rings, necklaces or bracelets. Avoid the drive, the cost, and the risk and instead opt to use your favorite household items to clean your priceless valuables. Get your jewelry to shine brightly in no time using the 12 products below.

12. Alka-Seltzer

Alka Seltzer

While this trusty tablet can work wonders if you’re experiencing heartburn or an upset stomach, it can also work magic on dull-looking jewelry. Simply drop your desired pieces of jewelry in a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer for a few minutes and remove them to find your jewelry looking like new!

11. Aluminum Foil

Aluminum Foil

To clean your jewelry using aluminum foil, simply line a bowl with aluminum foil and fill the bowl with hot water and mix in one tablespoon of bleach-free powdered laundry detergent (not liquid). Place the jewelry in the solution and let it soak for one minute. Rinse the jewels thoroughly and let them air dry. This chemical procedure, known as iron exchange, can also be used to clean silverware.