How to Clean Alex and Ani Bracelets.




Hey! So this is how to clean your Alex And Ani Bracelet. As owners of these might know, they tend to get dark spots on them, which I don't like. So, with that being said, here is how to get rid of them! Also, I called the company and asked them what kind of soap to use, so I'm not just making this up! Please let me know if this worked! Post comments, favorite, and follow!
Send me a picture of your Alex and Ani bracelets in the comments! <3

Step 1: Supplies

1.) soft toothbrush
2.) dawn or palm olive dish soap.
3.) Alex And Ani Bracelet.
4.) water/sink or basin.
NOTE- warm water is for washing, cool water is for rinsing.

Step 2:

Fill sink with water. While the water is still running, squeeze some soap in there.

Step 3:

The water should end up looking like this.

Step 4:

Now, allow bracelets to soak in the water while we prep our toothbrush.

Step 5:

Pour a dab of soap on your toothbrush like you would with toothpaste.

Step 6:

If you have more than one bracelet, like me, then while you are cleaning one, allow the other to soak.

Step 7:

Choose a bracelet to start with and grab the toothbrush and GENTLY scrub the bracelet. If you scrub too hard the finish will come off (it happened to me unfortunately)

Step 8:

When cleaned, bracelet should look like this.

Step 9:

Once you have rinsed your bracelets with COOL water, dry thoroughly in a towel.

Step 10: Tips and Care

-use warm water in washing, cool water in rinsing.
- dry well before storing
-always remove jewelry before swimming, bathing, doing chores, or using abrasive cleaners
- never use jewelry cleaner
-avoid direct contact with beauty products
(Makeup), and perfume
- Alex And Ani Bracelets are made of recycled material, so it goes through an aging process, which is just the beauty of the bracelet.

Also, Alex and Ani bracelets are made from recycled brass and they have a Russian silver or Russian gold finish.

Step 11: Cleaning Chart

In the picture above I have a cleaning chart that you can print the picture of. This idea was requested by sunshiine :)



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32 Discussions


4 years ago

Works perfectly;) if your jewellery tarnishes she has another tutorial on how to fix it....use ketchup for 5-10 mins then rinse in cool water and wipe was awesome and shined mine right back up;)

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Reply 1 year ago

Cover the whole bracelet or tarnished spots!


Reply 3 years ago

Hot sauce works great. Soaks them in this for awhile.


Reply 2 years ago

how much and for how long?..thx for your advice


Reply 2 years ago

what kind of o th e techniques?..thanks for the help


Reply 1 year ago

Sorry!! I've noticed some inconsistencies with the metals and how long you've had spots for


3 years ago

I am so excited to try this. I wear my bracelets daily. Altering between gold and silver. And have noticed the dark spots. Upon googling how to clean them i came across your post and just cant wait to try it! Thanks for this! Hope it works as well for mineß

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3 years ago

I just tried the Alex and Ani cleaning cloth, and it worked much better than the Tom's of Maine toothpaste, ketchup, and soap and water. The rep at Alex and Ani told me that that the dirtier the white cleaning part of the cloth gets, the better it cleans. Do not wash it. It did a beautiful job removing the black tarnish marks and restoring the shine.

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Reply 1 year ago

Yes! After all these years they finally came out with one and I also got one. Does the job

I have my own little collection of Alex ans Ani bracelets and they need to be clean,I wear everyday,I will try this . Thank you for the tip..

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4 years ago on Introduction

any ideas on how to fix or what to do if you do accidently rub the finish off...does Alex and Ani offer some type of repair for finish?? i think ive ruined 3:((

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