Have you ever pondered all the dirt and grime that may have collected on your jewellery?
After one woman discovered that even a week of wearing her wedding ring makes it pretty grubby, another has urged us to give our Pandora charm bracelets (and all other jewellery, really) a proper soak.
Posting in the We Love Mrs Hinch Facebook group, Anne-Marie Norman, from London, shared how she decided to give her Pandora bracelet a quick wash.
She mixed hot water from the kettle with a squirt of washing up liquid, then soaked the bracelet in the mixture for five minutes.
Anne-Marie was stunned by the amount of dirt that emerged from her bracelet. All that black is off my charms, she wrote.
The trick attracted astonishment from other members of the group, who immediately needed to try soaking their bracelets to see just how much grime had collected between the charms.
A few said the cleaning technique had come at just the right time, as their local Pandora store now charges £5 for cleaning.
Just so you know, Pandora shares a similar cleaning method on their website, so this is officially recommended.
The brand suggests putting a small amount of soap into lukewarm water, soaking your jewellery, and then using a small, soft toothbrush to gently scrub away any dirt.
They do warn, though, that this cleaning method should not be used to clean jewellery that includes cultured freshwater pearls.
You can also pick up a silver-polishing cloth to make your sterling silver jewellery nice and shiny – although, be warned, this wont remove any scratches.
Its also worth removing your jewellery before going to bed or when youre about to participate in any physical activity – especially anything that will make you sweat.
Avoid exposing jewellery to chlorinated water or sea water, too.
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