Mum wows online with her ‘life-changing’ hack for cleaning her jewellery

A mum has wowed hundreds after sharing her simple jewellery cleaning solution made from household ingredients, and it only takes two minutes to carry out.

Australian woman Kristle posted online, where she said she soaked her gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia in a homemade solution of hot water, a squeeze of dishwashing liquid and a heaped teaspoon of baking powder.

‘Wow! This is only after two minutes of soaking,’ Kristle wrote alongside photos of her jewellery and the solution she cleaned it in.

‘It seems to be working better than my jewellery cleaner. Hot water, a squeeze of dishwashing liquid and one heaped teaspoon of baking powder.’

A mum has wowed hundreds after sharing her simple jewellery cleaning solution made from household ingredients, and it only takes two minutes to carry out (her jewels pictured after)

A mum has wowed hundreds after sharing her simple jewellery cleaning solution made from household ingredients, and it only takes two minutes to carry out (her jewels pictured after)

Australian woman Kristle posted online, where she said she soaked her gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia in a homemade solution of hot water, a squeeze of dishwashing liquid and a heaped teaspoon of baking powder (the mixture pictured)

Australian woman Kristle posted online, where she said she soaked her gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia in a homemade solution of hot water, a squeeze of dishwashing liquid and a heaped teaspoon of baking powder (the mixture pictured)

Australian woman Kristle posted online, where she said she soaked her gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia in a homemade solution of hot water, a squeeze of dishwashing liquid and a heaped teaspoon of baking powder (the mixture pictured)

She added: ‘I’ve only tried this on my gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia. I don’t think you should try it on things like opals or Pandora!’

Alongside her post, Kristle showcased both her sparkling jewellery and the dirty water that came about from just two minutes of soaking it.

Hundreds who saw the post were impressed with the results, writing things like ‘amazing’ and ‘so simple’.

Hundreds who saw the post were impressed with the results, writing things like 'amazing' and 'so simple' (the jewellery pictured)

Hundreds who saw the post were impressed with the results, writing things like ‘amazing’ and ‘so simple’ (the jewellery pictured)

Kristle added: 'I've only tried this on my gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia. I don't think you should try it on things like opals or Pandora!' (her jewellery pictured after)

Kristle added: 'I've only tried this on my gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia. I don't think you should try it on things like opals or Pandora!' (her jewellery pictured after)

Kristle added: ‘I’ve only tried this on my gold, diamonds and cubic zirconia. I don’t think you should try it on things like opals or Pandora!’ (her jewellery pictured after)

‘My jeweller uses dishwashing liquid, then bicarb and warm water, followed by a rinse,’ one woman wrote.

‘Soak it in the bicarb by all means if you must, but don’t be stupid, use your noggin, and don’t leave it for hours and hours. 

‘Five or ten minutes is enough. Use a toothbrush and always rinse it in clean water. Any other method is too harsh.’

Others chimed in to say that white toothpaste also works a treat when used with an old toothbrush. 

‘Just rinse it with warm water afterwards and it works great,’ she said. 

Previously, a mum said she restored her tarnished silver jewellery to gleaming brilliance by soaking it in bicarbonate of soda and boiling water in a bowl lined with tinfoil (pictured)

Previously, a mum said she restored her tarnished silver jewellery to gleaming brilliance by soaking it in bicarbonate of soda and boiling water in a bowl lined with tinfoil (pictured)

This isn’t the only method for cleaning jewellery that has wowed online.

Previously, a mum restored her tarnished silver jewellery to gleaming brilliance by soaking it in bicarbonate of soda and boiling water in a bowl lined with tinfoil.  

After her sterling silver pieces from Tiffany & Co. became so stained that she stopped wearing them, the New South Wales mum began researching how to reverse the discolouration. 

Posting in a parenting group on Facebook, she said she tried an ultrasonic jewellery cleaner to no avail before reading about the bicarb trick which turned her blackened earrings and necklaces sparkling almost instantly. 

The mother said the jewellery should be placed inside a bowl lined with tinfoil – shiny side up – then sprinkled with a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda and doused in boiling water. 

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