Artificial jewelry can be really pretty but keeping it beautiful can be a really difficult task. Costume jewelry can’t take wear-and-tear the way fine jewelry can. It tarnishes from water, air exposure and even creams and lotions. So, learning how to care for your items so that they remain beautiful for as long as possible is a key, especially if you want to wear them for years to come.
STEP 1: Inspect the jewelry
Notice if it has any gemstones on it. If it does, then you need to be careful how much liquid you apply around that area.The liquid might get underneath the gemstones and loosen the glue under the gemstones, which might make them fall off later
STEP 2: Use a Q-tip or toothpick or toothbrush to clean the jewelry
Make sure the toothbrush is new, and that it hasn’t been used before.Rub the dry soft toothbrush or Q-Tip on the jewelry to remove green gunk. Q-Tips and soft toothbrushes are a bit more abrasive when they’re dry, so they may do a better job of scraping off the gunk. If you still can’t get it off, try using a toothpick
STEP 3: Try using lemon on the fake jewelry
Lemon is a natural acid and rubbing a half cut lemon on jewelry can hasten the process of cleaning. You could juice a lemon in a small plate, and then rub this juice over the jewelry that you intend to clean, and then use a rough cloth to rub.
STEP 4: Use toothpaste
There are many different cleaning products around the house that people often use to clean fake jewelry. Toothpaste can be effective on some costume jewelry. Toothpaste is less problematic when it comes to cleaning jewelry. Just apply the toothpaste to a brush, and rub it on the piece of jewelry. This method can be used on different forms of fake jewelry, such as bracelets.
STEP 5: Rinse thoroughly
After applying the mixture and cleaning everything off, immediately rinse the piece off in cool water. Rinse just enough to get the soapy water solution off of the jewelry and then dry them out completely. You can use hair dryer to dry them out.