1 / How to clean silver jewelry?
Has your silver jewelry lost its luster over time? Don't panic, there are simple solutions to make them sparkle again as they were when you bought them! Here are our tips. With baking soda: To clean your jewelry with baking soda, take a damp toothbrush, and sprinkle it with baking soda. Rinse them with clean water, and dry them with a soft cloth. With lemon: Put a few drops of lemon juice on your jewelry, and rub with a cotton cloth. Rinse with clean water, and dry them with a clean cloth. With white vinegar: Put white vinegar in a glass, and soak your jewelry for about two hours. Rinse them with clean water, then dry them with a soft cotton cloth.
2 / How to clean gold jewelry?
Over time, gold jewelry can accumulate dirt, although gold cannot tarnish like silver. With these few tips, your gold jewelry will be like new! With washing up liquid: Pour a few drops of washing up liquid into a bowl of lukewarm water, and mix. Soak your jewelry for a quarter of an hour, then rub it gently with a soft toothbrush. Finally, rinse the jewelry with clean water (close the drain hole), and dry them with a soft cloth. With ammonia: This solution should not be used too often, at the risk of damaging your jewelry, especially if they contain pearls. Mix one part ammonia to six parts water. Stir gently. Let the jewelry soak for just a minute, no more! Then rinse with clean water, and dry with a soft cloth. With boiling water: If your jewelry is entirely in gold (without stones or pearls), this solution is very effective; otherwise, you risk damaging them. Boil some water. Put your jewelry in a container, and gently pour the water into it. Let the water cool. When the water is cold enough for you to put your hands in, remove the jewelry, scrub it with a soft brush, and dry it with a soft cloth.
3 / How to make a jewelry holder?
If you are tired of spending a lot of time every morning untangling all your jewelry, we have the solution: make your own jewelry holder! Simple, practical and economical, follow these few tips to make a jewelry holder yourself. For this you will need the following materials: a wooden frame, grain paper, acrylic paint in the color of your choice, steel wire, flat pliers, a drill, nails, a hammer, two small boxes. Follow the steps below. Step 1: Using a duster, remove dust on the frame. Then wash it with a damp sponge, and dry it. Sand the board with the grit paper, and paint it the color of your choice with acrylic. The frame is ready! Step 2: Cut pieces of steel wire twice the width of the frame; cut as many as you want from floors for your jewelry holder. Hold one end of the wire with flat pliers, and hold the other end between the jaws of the drill, which you will turn at slow speed, to twist the wire. Then fix the wires to the frame with nails; stretch them well. Step 3: Add the small boxes at the bottom of the frame; nail them to the ledge. They will be used as storage for your rings and your earrings which will not be able to hang on the wires. Your jewelry holder just has to be hung in your bathroom!
4 / How to calculate the value of a gold jewel?
If you want to sell gold jewelry, we advise you to know the value of it. The price of your gold jewelry can be easily calculated in just a few steps. Step 1: Start by determining the number of carats. Gold jewelry is stamped according to the number of carats; 24 carats for the seahorse (99,99% pure gold), 18 for the eagle and the owl, 14 for the scallop shell, 9 (37,5% pure gold) for the clover, and plated gold for the square punch. Step 2: Then determine the weight of your jewelry. Weigh your jewelry, and convert it to ounces of gold. 1g = 0,03527396 oz. Step 3: Calculate the value of the gold jewelry. To do this, consult the gold price of the day; note that this fluctuates, it is sideways twice a day. Then calculate the coefficient of purity of gold = number of karats / 24. Multiply this result by the number of dollars calculated according to the price. Example: You have a 14 karat jewel that weighs 2g, the price is $ 1000 / oz. Your piece of jewelry weighs 0,07054792 oz (ounces of gold), and is therefore worth 1000 x 0,07054792 = $ 70,54792. The coefficient of purity is 14/24 = 0,5833. The price of the jewel is therefore 70,54792 x 0,5833 = $ 41,1506134.
5 / How to make a simple Brazilian bracelet?
Take cotton threads in the color of your choice, and in the number you want (ten is ideal). For the result to be pretty, we advise you to choose at least two different colors. Cut your threads to a length equal to twice that of your wrist circumference; better to plan a little wide! Tie a knot with all the threads at one end, and tape it to a table so that it does not move. Then, separate the threads in half, and wind them in a twist. Once you have reached the desired length, tie a tight knot. Cut the excess threads, and hang your bracelet on your wrist!