How to make it

  • Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
  • 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.
  • According to, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver.
  • I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem.".

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