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- Boil the gold jewellary in water with a pinch of soda bicarb and a little tunneric powder. It will shine like new.
- Apply a coat of nail varnish over imitation jewellery to prevent it from turning black.
- Silver has a tendency of getting oxidized and getting tarnished. Keep your silver ornaments with a little camphor, they will not tarnish or turn black.
- To bring back the sparkle to your gold jewellery, apply some toothpaste on them and rub for 2-3 minutes with an old, soft toothbrush. Wash with lukewarm water.
- Clean the diamond jewellery with toothpaste, which has menthol in it. The jewellery will sparkle like new.
- To shine your silver, soak them for ½ an hour in warm water with a little sodium bi carb.
- Store the jewellery pieces in cloth-lined pouches, separately.
- Never keep pearls and diamonds together; the latter may scrape the former.
- Boiling jewellery for cleaning is not advisable. To wash the stubborn dirt off the gems, soak them in warm water, add a mild liquid detergent. Brush with a soft toothbrush. Rinse in hot water or alcohol. Let, dry on an absorbent towel.
- A little milk added to the water used for cleaning silver will give them an extra shine.
- Place a few cloves in the jewellery box to absorb moisture. Moisture generally tends to tarnish most types of jewellery.
- Never brush diamonds with a hard toothbrush if use a soft cloth or a baby brush.
- Heat can cause a change in the colour of some gems. Even sunlight can change the colour of amethyst, brown to yellow topaz, kunzite and some pearls. The heat from direct sunlight can crack opals, dry up the oils used to enhance emeralds and bleach some irradiation colours and dyes.
- Never use household bleach with chlorine to clean studded jewellery.
- To keep artificial jewellery in good condition, wrap it in white tissue paper aud keep in airtight container with a piece of white chalk.
- To clean the silver, soak a clean napkin in a mixture of I-cup water and 1 tablespoon ammonia and 1 teaspoon silver polish. Leave the napkin to dry. Use it to remove the tarnish marks from your silver.
- Get back the original colour of coral ornaments by applying any cooking oil to the stones and letting them dry for 2 days.
- The juice of white pumpkin is an effective cleanser for pearls.
- Gold ornaments can be cleaned with shikakai powder.
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