Keeping Brass Jewelry In The Pink Of Health
There is one metal that is making its way into modern living and that is Brass. Whether it is trendy interiors or artifacts, the rich and warm color of brass is inviting. But it surely needs extra care so that its sheen remains untarnished from climate changes, sweat, and pollution.
For all you time-pressed, a jewelry cleaner is an easy way to clean brass jewelry. But if your bracelets or rings have stones in it, then it could be a bit too harsh on the brass. This is where the humble kitchen remedies come in when you are racking your mind on how to clean brass jewelry. Follow these easy tricks and comment below on they helped you!
Soap and Water
This is the simplest technique and the best way to clean brass or brass-plated jewelry. Use a mild dishwashing detergent and gently rub the lather with your fingers over the jewelry. Scented soap are a big NO, as that can leave a film on your precious jewelry and destroy the brass sheen.
Ketchup Or Worcestershire sauce
Squeeze a little bit of ketchup on your brass item and use your fingers, cloth or toothbrush to rub the ketchup on the dirt settled on your brass ornament. After a few minutes, rinse it off and keep repeating it till you get the desired shine. A soft dry cloth can be used on the brass ornament to buff it off.
Cut one lemon into half. Sprinkle some salt over it and use it as a sponge to rub your Brass jewelry. However not for long as the acidic juice found in the lemon can tarnish it. Gently wash and dry your ornaments.
Mix 2 tbsp of vinegar, 2 tbsp salt and 1 pint of hot water in a small bowl. Soak your brass jewelry in it. After some time, rub it gently using a soft cloth or toothbrush dipped in vinegar. Now rinse it off and dry the jewelry.
Last but not the least use Brasso, a metal polish that removes tarnish from Brass, Copper, Chrome and Stainless Steel.
Style Prer advises you to remove Jewelry from your hands, fingers or neck before getting into cleaning, gardening, household repairs, swimming or bathing.