How to clean stainless steel jewelry? 4 Easiest Ways

Common stainless steel jewelry includes bangles, earrings, pendants, rings, stainless steel jewelry doesn’t require the same care as sterling silver, gold, and platinum jewelry, but they are also sensitive to everyday dirt, get dirty from time to time, and if it’s kept clean, it will last a long time and look like new. Luckily , there are 4 easiest ways to clean stainless steel jewelry.

Project Overview
Working time: 15 minutes – 1 hour, Skill Level: Beginner

Method 1 of 4: Use soap and water

Soapy Water Cleaning Stainless Steel Jewelry
Soapy Water Cleaning Stainless Steel Jewelry

These ingredients:

1. two small bowls
2. warm water
3. Soap: such as Marseille soap, black soap or dishwashing liquid.
4. A lint-free cloth

Step operation:

1. Fill two small bowls with warm water. One of the bowls is for washing jewelry and the other is for rinsing. Make sure you’re using a bowl large enough to fully submerge the jewelry.

2. Mix the soap with warm water in one of the bowls until foamy, then put the stainless steel jewelry and soak it for 5-10 minutes,

3. Dip the corner of a soft, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth into soapy water. Dab a damp cloth over the texture, or you can use a soft toothbrush.

4. Wipe the cloth along the jewelry. Be sure to walk along the grain, not through it. If you rub over the grain lines, you may scratch your jewelry.

5. Use a soft toothbrush to scrub the dirt in the detail area. Use the grain again instead of going through it. Also, be sure to use light pressure and not scrub too hard. However, avoid scrubbing the gems, or you may scratch them.

6. Rinse your jewelry in a second bowl of water. Carefully wiggle the jewelry up and down to remove soap residue. If necessary, pour out dirty water and replace with fresh water. Rinse jewelry until no soap remains.

7. Wipe off the moisture with a dry cloth. Try to drain as much water as possible first. If you leave some water, you may get some water spots.

8. If your jewelry has a lot of detail, wrap it in cloth and wait a few minutes. This gives the cloth time to absorb the excess water.

9. If necessary, polish the jewelry with jewelry polish or polishing cloth. Make sure the paint you use is marked with a stainless steel label. Do not use silver polish as it will stain your jewelry. When polishing jewelry, make sure to follow the grain rather than go through it.

jewelry polishing cloth, jewelry polish
jewelry polishing cloth, jewelry polish

10. Done.

Method 2 of 4: Use Baking Soda and Water

Baking Soda Cleaning Stainless Steel Jewelry
Baking Soda Cleaning Stainless Steel Jewelry

These ingredients:

1. 1 cup warm water
2. 1 cup white vinegar
3. 1 spray bottle
4. 1 soft cloth

Step operation:

1. In a small bowl, combine 2 parts baking powder and 1 part water to make a paste (bicarbonate will react with water and form a light paste). How much you spend depends on how big the parts you are cleaning are. Most jewelry requires 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of baking soda and ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) of water.

2. Dip a soft toothbrush into the mixture. The goal is to cover only the tip of the brush. You don’t need a lot of mixture to start cleaning. However, the toothbrush must have soft bristles, otherwise it may scratch the jewelry. Toothbrushes designed for babies usually have the softest brushes.

3. Gently scrub your jewelry with a toothbrush. Try to conform to the texture and try not to press too hard. If you rub the texture or scrub hard, you may scratch the jewelry. Focus on cracks and fissures and be careful to avoid setting gems.

4. Put it in the sink, then rinse the jewelry with warm water. You can also fill a bowl with hot water and submerge the jewelry in it until the baking powder comes off.

5. Gently pat the jewelry dry with a soft towel. If your piece has a lot of cracks, like a brooch or necklace, wrap it in a towel and let it sit for a few minutes. The towel will absorb excess moisture.

6. If necessary, polish the jewelry with jewelry polish or polishing cloth. Use a finish marked safe for stainless steel. Do not use silver polish as it will stain your jewelry. When polishing jewelry, be sure to follow the grain, not through it.

7. Done.

Method 3 of 4: Use toothpaste

Toothpaste Cleaning Stainless Steel Jewelry
Toothpaste Cleaning Stainless Steel Jewelry

These ingredients:

1. Toothpaste
2. A toothbrush
3. A dry cloth
4. Bowl of warm or hot water

Step operation:

1. Choose pure white toothpaste without silica. Avoid gel toothpaste as it lacks the special cleaning powder that regular white toothpaste has. Also, make sure the toothpaste is silica-free, or it could scratch your jewelry.

2. Soak a corner of a soft cloth with warm water. Squeeze out excess water. You want the cloth to be damp and not soaked. Try a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth such as microfiber.

3. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto the cloth. You don’t need much – less than the size of a pea should suffice. You can always apply more toothpaste later.

4. Carefully run the cloth across the jewelry surface. Be sure to go with the flow, not overstep it. If you rub the cloth on the grain, you may scratch it. Also, take care to avoid setting gemstones in your jewelry; many are so soft that they can be easily scratched by toothpaste.

5. Use a soft toothbrush to reach delicate, complex areas. Run the brush under warm water, applying more toothpaste if necessary. Scrub the jewelry surface carefully with toothpaste. Make sure you go with the flow, not against it. Be careful not to touch the gems.

6. Set the sink and rinse the jewelry with warm water. If necessary, rinse the toothbrush with water, then use it to clean any leftover toothpaste in the nooks and crannies.

7. Gently dry the jewelry with a soft cloth. This prevents any water spots. If your jewelry contains many details, such as a brooch or necklace, wrap lightly in a cloth and wait a few minutes before unpacking. This gives the soft cloth time to absorb excess water.

8. If necessary, polish your stainless steel jewelry with jewelry polish or polishing cloth. Make sure the paint you use is marked with a stainless steel label. Do not use silver polish as it will leave stains. When polishing jewelry, be sure to follow the grain, not through it.

9. Done.

Method 4 of 4: Lemon and White Vinegar

Lemon and White Vinegar to Clean Stainless Steel Jewelry
Lemon and White Vinegar to Clean Stainless Steel Jewelry

These ingredients:

1. Lemon, white vinegar
2. A toothbrush
3. A dry cloth
4. Bowl of warm or hot water

Step operation:

1. Dip the stainless steel jewelry in lemon juice or a mixture of water and white vinegar that was previously placed in a basin
Let stand for 10 minutes.

2. Dampen a corner of a soft cloth with lemon juice or white vinegar. Squeeze out excess water. You want the cloth to be damp and not soaked. Try a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth such as microfiber.

3. Gently wipe in circular motions, rinse the gemstone with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

4. Please wrap it in a dry cloth and wait a few minutes. This gives the cloth time to absorb the excess water.

5. Done.

Precautions:

1. For gold, rose, black, multi-colored stainless steel jewelry with plated surfaces, please avoid using acidic cleaners such as vinegar, lemon or toothpaste. This may damage the finish.

2. Avoid contacting your stainless steel jewelry with household alcohol (such as bleach or detergent), which is too abrasive for your jewelry.

3. Stainless steel jewelry can only be polished for steel colors, other colors will wear out.

How to clean your stainless steel jewelry? These four simple cleaning methods can make your cheap stainless steel jewelry look even more glamorous. So don’t resist and discover the joy of wearing stainless steel jewelry for men and women.

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