Bronze and brass are beautiful, affordable alternatives to solid gold, especially for bold statement pieces like these Pebble Earrings.
When exposed to moisture and humidity, they will develop a patina from oxidation. But rest assured that you can easily restore their original shine, either with a polishing cloth, or this home-made remedy.
Step 1: Fill a cup with some warm water and add a squeeze of lemon juice.
2. Drop your jewelry piece into the water/lemon mixture. Let it soak for at least 10 minutes, or longer depending on how oxidized your jewelry piece is.
3. Take them out and dry with tissue paper or a soft cloth. And voila - shiny and bright!
Tip: To spot clean (i.e. only a pendant but not the chain) or to tackle textured surfaces, consider forming a paste with baking soda and a squeeze of lemon. Apply the paste in circular motion, wait for 30 minutes and rinse off.
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