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Alka Seltzer Jewelry Cleaner

I will never forget the day before my wedding. On the list of things to do, was to stop by the jewelers and get my engagement ring cleaned so that it would be sparkling for my big day. Much to my horror, the jeweler was on vacation and it was really too late to go anywhere else. My cousin suggested that I clean the ring in Alka-Seltzer and water, which I did and it worked! So here’s what I did.

Alka Seltzer Jewelry Cleaner

  • 1 packet (2 tablets) of regular Alka Seltzer (not flavored, and not alka Seltzer Cold Plus)
  • 1 glass
  • 6oz. water

Directions:

Pour water in glass, and drop the tablets into it. Drop jewelry in the same time as the tablets are fizzing. Leave the jewelry in the solution for 5-10 minutes after the tablets have completely dissolved.

Remove jewelry and wipe clean with a dry cotton cloth. Done!

Note: My ring is white gold with diamonds and this worked well,  I have NOT tried this on silver jewelry. I prefer using this method for cleaning sterling silver.

Do you clean your jewelry yourself? What do you use?

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4 thoughts on “Alka Seltzer Jewelry Cleaner

  1. BDADIVA

    Even easier – hydrogen peroxide – it bubbles like Alka Seltzer does, and you already use it at home, right?? I always dip mine in rubbing alcohol after I clean it, and let it airdry – a jeweler told me once that diamond attract water molecules which leave spots – alcohol evaporates quickly, no spots!!

  2. misslycia

    See, now I am reminded why I read your site. :-)

    I have been putting off getting my ring cleaned because I didn’t feel like driving to the jeweler on the other side of town. Now that I know that I can just use Alka Seltzer, I can save the drive and the wait.

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. alex

    hmm, is that safe? because sometimes the formula of the liquid can damage the jewelry.. surely we have to do it carefully, so that our lovely jewelry is still good and looks new..

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