Earrings are more visible than any other piece of jewelry and tend to get dirtier faster. They attract hair spray residue, soap build-up, sweat and accumulated cream, and even germs trapped in the holes in your ears, making them one of the most important pieces to clean regularly.
You’ll probably have a few of the tools needed to clean your earrings lying around the house, like baking soda, vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide. Vinegar is a quick, effective natural cleaner and you can mix it with baking soda for an extra-fizzy clean. Just make sure you choose a lower concentration of solution (3% to 6%) as anything higher will damage your jewelry.
Another simple but very effective way to clean your earrings is to shake them in a leak-proof container with some rubbing alcohol. The action of shaking will loosen and dislodge dirt that has settled in the crevices. You can also add some baking soda to your soaking mixture for a gentle scrubbing action that will help clean those hard-to-reach places.
If you don’t have any of these handy, warm water can be a quick and effective way to clean your earrings. Just be careful not to soak your earrings for too long as excessively hot water can weaken the glues that attach embellishments and can damage certain gemstones. Then just rinse and dry them with a soft cloth. It’s a simple process that will leave your earrings looking brand new! how to clean earrings