Vintage jewelry is from the time before all this cookie cutter craze. I guess that's why I like it so much. I like holding a little piece of history in the palm of my hand:)
Vintage jewelry always gives a contemporary outfit an interesting twist. Because we do live in a hyper-globalized world where it's cheaper to buy a new necklace than mend the old one, I've decided to write a quick and easy tutorial on cleaning vintage jewelry which can also be applied on any kind of delicate jewelry.
Like in all my jewelry cleaning tutorials, I've used an environmentally friendly and bio-degradable ingredient that can be found in every kitchen. So, here it goes, you'll need:
- regular vinegar (not balsamic!) you'd use for salads
- a soup plate
- a brush with soft bristles (can be your old toothbrush)
Place the necklace on a soup plate and fill the soup plate with vinegar, enough just to cover the necklace and leave for about 10-15 minutes. TIP: Make sure to leave the soup plate with vinegar someplace airy, preferably your balcony, because otherwise the entire room will reek of vinegar.
Brush off the residues of tarnish with a soft brush and rinse the necklace with warm water
And you're done:)
The after photo enlarged:
Hope you found this post helpful:)