Step 1: Ingredients
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish-washing liquid
1 cup hot water
1 piece aluminum foil
(Please note: This works well for all gold, brass and silver. I have heard that pearls can also be cleaned with this solutions, I haven't tried that yet, but if you do, please let me know :) )
Step 2: Directions
2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
(Lining the bowl out completely makes it easier to remove your items when you're done)
3. Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish-washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
I have found swirling the items around a bit helps a lot, especially bracelets and chains with small links. Hope this helps!
(The photo attached is what your solution will look like after a few minutes of placing your jewelery in the bowl...it's actually quite cool to watch.)
Step 3: Finished!
Your jewelry will look brand-spanking new and shiny shiny! Now go show it off to the world!