How to Clean Jewelry
To clean your jewelry, simply line a small bowl with aluminum foil. Fill the bowl with hot water and mix in one tablespoon of bleachfree powdered laundry detergent (not liquid), like Tide. Put the jewelry in the solution and let it soak for one minute. Rinse well and airdry. This procedure makes use of the chemical process known as ion exchange, which can also be used to clean silverware.