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Homemade Jewelry Cleaner

RingThere are some gems that should never be cleaned with anything containing ammonia, chemicals or harsh solvents as the gem can become discolored, pitted or damaged.

If in doubt, simply clean the piece by wiping it down well with a clean cloth.


1 cup warm water
1 TBS ammonia
small squirt of Ivory dish detergent


Important: Here’s a gem care chart to review [1] before using an ammonia based cleaner.

Another option: Just a mild soap and water solution will safely clean many different types of jewelry in most cases. Please review the gem care chart before doing so.