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10 Ways to Clean and Maintain Jewelry with Bathroom Items


A toothpaste treatment can give a diamond back its luster.
A toothpaste treatment can give a diamond back its luster.
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Expensive jewelry is an investment. At least that's what we tell ourselves after spending three months' rent on a new watch, a pair of earrings or a diamond engagement ring. Like any other investment, jewelry needs to be cleaned and maintained to preserve its beauty and value. Some people are swindled into buying expensive cleaning kits or polishes, while more affordable remedies are sitting in the bathroom.

Before running out to a jeweler and racking up a cleaning bill, try these 10 ways to clean and maintain jewelry with bathroom stuff. These products are gentle enough to polish diamonds, silver and crystal and aren't filled with mystery chemicals like many other jewelry cleaners out in the market. Don't spend more money than your bracelet cost making sure it doesn't look dingy.


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