How To Clean Stainless Steel Jewelry?

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Hip Hop cuban chain lobster clasp necklace

Stainless steel jewelry (also known as 316 jewelry, 304 jewelry, 316 purity greater than 304) is very popular recently, because stainless steel jewelry has many advantages such as acid and alkali resistance, high hardness, long service life, long-lasting luster, reasonable price, and unique shape. The favorite of young people.

However, the stainless steel jewelry we wear every day will become dull and dull when the surface is stained with dirt,It can be cleaned in many simple ways.

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Hi, everybody. We also wrote about How long does stainless steel jewelry last? What Is Stainless Steel Jewelry? If you want to know more about stainless steel jewelry, you can read those two posts.

There are four cleaning methods for stainless steel jewelry, which are white vinegar cleaning, soap cleaning, toothpaste cleaning, and baking soda cleaning.

Method 1: clean with white vinegar

White vinegar is the mother of cleaning agents. It can clean stainless steel jewelry quickly and quickly. You can also soak your stainless steel jewelry in a cup of pure white vinegar for about 20 minutes, then lift and clean it as usual, and finally you will find it regains its luster.

Baking Soda Cleans Stainless Steel Jewelry-01
Baking Soda Cleans Stainless Steel Jewelry

These ingredients:

  • White vinegar
  • A toothbrush
  • Dry cloth
  • A bowl of warm or hot water

Method 2: soap cleaning

1. Fill two small bowls with warm water. Pour some warm water into one of the small bowls and add some mild soap (dishwashing liquid). The other bowl can be used to clean jewelry. Be sure to soak the jewelry in the right amount of water so that the dirt on the jewelry can be removed well.

2. Soak the stainless steel jewelry in soap foam solution (or add 2-3 drops of mild detergent) for a few minutes. Dip a corner of a soft, non-abrasive and lint-free fiber towel into soapy water to avoid scratching the surface of the jewelry during the wiping process.

3. When wiping the jewelry with a soft cloth, remember to follow the natural texture of the jewelry, and the movements should be as gentle as possible to avoid scratching the jewelry. For deeper dirt, such as carvings, grooves, etc., you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush dipped in soapy water and brush a few times to clean it more thoroughly.

4. Put the washed jewelry into another bowl and wash the jewelry with warm water. If there is still a lot of soap residue, you can plug the sink and wash the jewelry with warm water, but be careful not to wash it hard, otherwise it will cause a strong impact on the jewelry and damage the jewelry.

5. Put the washed jewelry on a soft towel and wipe it carefully to remove the moisture from the jewelry. Pay attention to gentle movements. If your jewelry has a more complicated structure and more grooves, you can wrap the jewelry on the jewelry with a towel and wait a few minutes to allow the towel to absorb the excess water.

6. If there are obvious scratches or blemishes on the surface of your jewelry. You can use jewelry polishing cloth or polish. Pay attention to sanding along the lines of the jewelry.

7. End.

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Baking Soda Cleans Stainless Steel Jewelry

The Ingredients:

  • Dish Soap
  • A Small Bowl
  • A Dry Cloth or Paper Towel
  • Water

Method 3: Toothpaste cleaning

1. In a bowl, add toothpaste, vinegar and warm water, and stir to form a mixture. For most jewelry, it is recommended to squeeze the amount of toothpaste twice, 2-3 drops of white vinegar and ½ teaspoon (7.5 ml) warm water. Make sure to use pure white toothpaste that does not contain silica. Do not overdose white vinegar.

2. Dip a corner of the fiber towel into the mixture. Then take it out and gently wipe the dirt and blackened areas on the surface of the jewelry. For delicate, small and jewellery, the movements should be as gentle as possible.

3. Use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the delicate and complex parts of the jewelry. Pay attention to follow the lines of the jewelry. If necessary, you can add more toothpaste to the surface of the jewelry and continue brushing your jewelry.

4. Put the polished and brushed jewelry into a bowl filled with warm water, and wash gently. If there is more difficult to handle dirt, you can put the jewelry into the mixture, wait a few minutes, and then take it out for cleaning.

5. If necessary, polishing agent can also be used. Do not use silver polish, it will leave marks, and make sure that the polish you use is marked with a label that is safe for stainless steel.

6. End.

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Baking Soda Cleans Stainless Steel Jewelry

The Ingredients:

  • vinegar
  • Toothpaste
  • A Toothbrush
  • A Dry Cloth
  • Bowls of Warm or Hot Water

Method 4: baking soda cleaning

1. In a bowl, add baking soda, table salt and warm water, and stir to form a mixture. As for the appropriate amount, it depends on the size of the accessories you want to clean. Usually, 2 teaspoons (15 grams) of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon (7.5 ml) of warm water are sufficient.

2. Dip the soft toothbrush into the mixture. Pay attention to the use of soft toothbrushes. Children brushing teeth are generally soft. So as not to scratch the jewelry during the scrubbing process.

3. Use a toothbrush to gently scrub the dirt and oxidized black spots on the surface of the jewelry. Follow the route of the jewelry and try to avoid places with precious stones. If the jewelry has been used for too long and there are stubborn stains, you can soak the jewelry in the mixture for a few minutes before brushing.

4. Fill another bowl with warm water, soak the jewelry in the bowl, wait a few minutes, and then wash the jewelry. You can also plug the sink and wash the jewelry with warm water, but be careful not to wash too hard, otherwise it will cause a strong impact on the jewelry and damage the jewelry.

5. Use a fiber towel to gently wipe the jewelry. Do not press hard, it will damage the jewelry. If the jewelry has a complicated structure with many small grooves or holes, wrap it in a towel and let it sit for a few minutes. The towel will absorb the excess water.

6. If there are obvious scratches or blemishes on the surface of your jewelry. You can use jewelry polishing cloth or polish. Pay attention to sanding along the lines of the jewelry.

7. End.

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Baking Soda Cleans Stainless Steel Jewelry

The Ingredients:

  • baking soda
  • salt
  • Tap water
  • Soft toothbrush
  • Dry cloth or paper towel
  • Tap water

Summarize:

If none of these methods can clean stainless steel jewelry, please pay attention to whether the surface is worn. If so, you can bring a small abrasive tool to wipe it to a certain degree of polishing. However, if the surface is in other colors, such as gold, copper, or silver, then sorry, you may need to buy another one. If you don’t want your stainless steel jewelry to lose its luster, the best way is to maintain the appearance of the jewelry through maintenance. Wipe the surface frequently to keep it dry.

 

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