How to Clean Rusty Jewelry

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Use products you have at home to remove rust and breathe new life into your jewelry. You will be amazed at the results!

Are there traces of rust on your favorite jewelry? With a little skill and patience, this can be fixed quickly, so calm down and take a deep breath. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to clean your rusty jewelry and make it look new.

Pay attention to the tips we’ll be sharing below to ensure that your jewelry is in its best condition and lasts longer.

We know many home recipes that can remove rust marks from jewelry without resorting to abrasive (and expensive) products. Here are some ideas for making your jewelry look new without spending a lot of money.

1) Baking soda

Baking soda is one of those products that we always have at home. This product is perfect for cleaning all kinds of surfaces, from countertops to stains on clothes, and of course, it can also be used to clean rusty jewelry!

Wet a piece of cloth and apply a little baking soda. Then, gently rub, rinse, and dry the piece of jewelry. Repeat this process as many times as necessary.

*Note: This option is not suitable for gold jewelry as it may damage the color.

2) Toothpaste

Toothpaste is Grandma’s secret and it works perfectly! Use toothpaste and a cloth to clean necklaces and other metal jewelry. Rinse and rub with a dry cloth to remove moisture and gloss.

3) Aspirin

Foaming aspirin can help dilute the rust in your jewelry.

Add two frothy aspirin to a glass of water.  Dip your jewelry in this mixture and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Take it out after 10 minutes and there will be no more traces of rust!

4) Coke

Coke is another great option for getting rid of rust. This process is very easy as all you need to do is dip your jewelry in a glass of Coke and wait for a few minutes. Then, discard the Coke and wipe the pieces of jewelry with a cloth.

*Note: Do not use this method as it can damage gold jewelry.

5) Baking Soda and Vinegar

If the rust is very bad, you can try mixing a teaspoon of baking soda and a little white vinegar in a bowl. When it starts to bubble, soak your jewelry for a few minutes. Remove the jewelry from the bowl and dry it with a cloth and you’re done!

Jewelry can change color or oxidize when exposed to moisture.

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How to Prevent Jewelry Damage

Now that the rust is removed and the jewel is shining again, it’s time to start taking care of it! There are a few simple precautions you can take to keep your jewelry from darkening and losing its shine.

  • Don’t mix accessories: Ideally, keep your accessories separate to prolong their life and prevent rust. A jewelry cloth is usually a good choice.
  • Separate accessories according to material: To prevent damage to other accessories, keep gold and silver gold and silver together.
  • Do not let your accessories come into contact with saltwater, soap, chlorine, and other abrasives: you should not wear your jewelry on the beach and take it off when you shower.
  • Don’t wear jewelry when exercising: sweat can affect the color of your jewelry.
  • Avoid contact with perfumes or creams so as not to affect the appearance of the jewelry.
  • Store jewelry in a cool, dark place to minimize the possibility of oxidation.
  • Protect your jewelry with clear nail polish.

Don’t throw away rusty jewelry. As you know, cleaning rusty jewelry is not that difficult. I hope this recipe is useful to everyone and I hope your jewelry looks new!

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