I was shopping for jewelry cleaner one day and a lady saw me and said "don't waste your money on that cleaner". She told me to use ammonia straight out of the bottle. (This costs $1.00 at the Dollar Store and lasts for years). I was amazed when I tried it.
I put ammonia and jewelry in a coffee cup for very short time, rinse, and rub with towel or soft cloth. I also use a toothbrush to get in the crevices. The shine is unbelievable. I haven't bought jewelry cleaner in years.
By Pmcbee from Jesup, GA
I use the blue window cleaner, Windex, which contains ammonia. Works just fine.
I use a combo of ammonia and dish washing detergent.
This is certainly a great tip. I will be definitely using this in the future.
Be careful however with pearl jewelry, as ammonia can harm it.
A neighbor who worked in a jewelry store told me this years ago. The post about pearls is correct though. Use ammonia only for metal and gemstones.
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