BEST WAY TO CLEAN GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS AND GEMSTONES
To clean your silver, it has been noted that aluminum foil and bleach-free powdered laundry detergent will create an ion exchange and clean any silver you own (including silverware!).
Ammonia is known to help clean both gold and silver products by simply mixing ½ cup of ammonia to 1 cup of warm water.
Perhaps a surprising hack, beer has been known to get the shine back in gold pieces. As long as your gold doesn’t contain any gemstones, a light ale beer will do just the trick to bring back your gold’s luster.
While cleaning your diamonds and gemstones, it is important not to mix any pieces together to avoid scuffing.
Gemstones are extremely sensitive to salt water and harsh chemicals like chlorine and will begin to erode if placed in such a solution. An at-home hack for diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds is using club soda. The brightness in diamonds and gemstones will come back after being placed in a full glass of club soda and soaking overnight.
If you have only crystal gems, such as diamonds and emeralds, you can also use a vodka bath for a few minutes with simply a few drops of vodka! The rest of the bottle, of course, is for your own personal pleasure.
Note that the specific type of jewelry you own will require special cleaning needs. What can clean your beautiful gold earrings may harm your diamond necklace. As there are hacks all over the web on what to do with your jewelry, it is within your best interest to do your research and see if cleaning your jewelry at home is as worth it as you think.