• How to Clean Bracelets: Silver, Gold, Zircon, Copper

    Soap, lotion, and everyday dirt contribute to making your accessories dirty. This post will give you tips on how to clean bracelets.

    Removing Tarnish from Silver

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    If you want to keep your silver accessory clean and tarnish-free, you need to use a special cleaning agent to polish your silver jewels. However, if you do not have it at home, you need to do either of the following:

    1. For heavier tarnish: Mix three parts of baking soda with one part of water. Rinse the silver bracelet and apply the homemade cleaner to its surface with a soft cloth. Work it into the frame, then flip the fabric over as it turns gray. Rinse the bracelet and buff it dry. Avoid brushing silver-plated trinkets too much, as this will affect the finish.
    2. For filmy, dull, and discolored pieces: Mix a couple of drops of mild liquid soap with tepid water and soak a soft cloth in it. Rub the accessory and wash it with fresh water. Wipe the bracelet with a clean cloth until it dries.

    Cleaning your silver armlets with these methods is OK. However, you need to note that these DIY cleaning agents do not have any silver-polishing ingredients.

    Shining up Your Gold Accessories

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    Now that you know how to clean bracelets made of silver, it is time to learn how to wash your gold bangles. To do this, you need to give your gold jewels a bubble bath. Pour a couple of drops of a mild dishwasher into a small pot of club soda. Place the bracelet in a small strainer and immerse it in the mixture for about five minutes.

    Swish it around and grab each bracelet. Brush over the surface and the hard-to-reach areas of the bangle with a toothbrush. Put it back in the strainer and wash it with running water. Buff the jewelry with soft fabric to dry.

    Cleaning Zirconia Jewels

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    Cubic zirconia is like diamonds but not as hard as the mentioned gems. Thus, you need to learn and remember how to clean bracelets made of cubic zirconia.

    To do this, you should use a soft-bristle brush to clean your trinkets and scrub them thoroughly with warm, mild foamy water to remove the dirt. Dip it well in the water since soap residue can build up quickly, then buff it dry with a soft, clean rag.

    Never use a tissue when washing or drying your zirconia bracelets, and make a cleaning schedule for this jewelry. Be sure to clean these jewels every two to three months to keep its luster and beauty.

    Cleaning Copper Bangles

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    Lacquered copper bracelets do not tarnish easily compared to non-lacquered copper bangles, but they get less shiny and dull. If so, you need to use a polishing cloth to clean your lacquered copper jewelry.

    You can also wash it with warm, soapy water if the bracelet is dirty. Clean it with a toothbrush or cloth, then rinse it thoroughly and buff until dry.

    However, if you own a non-lacquered copper bracelet, you need to clean it gently. You need to use a soft, clean cloth and a cleaning solution to remove the accumulated dirt.

    Learning how to clean bracelets is a necessity, as it can prolong the jewelry's life and keep it shiny. Follow these tips to keep your trinkets in tip-top shape.