How To Clean Diamonds With Denture Tablets

updated Jun 5, 2019
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Here’s a cleaning tip even Marilyn would appreciate: Make those diamonds sparkle and shine with a non-traditional jewelry cleanser that will also clean your toilet and flower vases!

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What You Need


  • Denture cleaner tablets
  • Warm water


  • Small glass jar
  • Toothbrush


1. Drop one cleansing tablet into a small dish filled 3/4 full with warm water. Add the jewelry and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Once the tablet starts to effervesce, the water will turn blue and start to foam.

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2. Remove the jewelry from the dish, rinse under warm water. If the diamond is in an intricate setting you can use a toothbrush to clean around hard-to-reach spots.

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This cleaning method is great for most stones, though you should avoid using it on Emerald, Turquoise, Lapis, and pearls.

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