How to Clean Your Jewelry the Green Way

All jewelry becomes tarnished, discolored and dirty over time. Some of the conventional cleaning options may involve chemicals that are not eco-friendly. To clean jewelry the green way, here are some tips.

1. Use any of various commercial jewelry cleaning products that are plant-based and non-toxic.

2. In a rubber dish pan or other container (you don’t want your jewelry to slip down the drain), soak gold jewelry in warm, soapy water for about 5 minutes. Use biodegradable liquid dish soap and filtered water, as chlorine can discolor some gold jewelry. Using a soft brush – an old toothbrush is ideal – gently scrub each piece of jewelry, rinse, and lay on a soft towel. Then gently rub them dry with a soft cloth.