Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
Purses and Clutches by Ikestaedt

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Eco Glam for your Ring

Straight from the Ideal Bite (Daily Candy for the eco-chic):

Tarnished jewelry. OK, we exaggerate, but if you want your jewelry to really shine, it needs a good polish from time to time. Bring back the twinkle faster than you can say "Here's Johnny" with with nontoxic eco-methods.

  • Avoiding horror-inducing chems. Some conventional jewelry cleaners contain ammonia, which is a lung irritant.
  • Eco-gleam. Less body-harming chem production means less chance of those chems harming nature. Ammonia, for example, can be toxic to aquatic life.
  • Effectiveness. These options shine things up like the pros.

Try It:

  • Purosol Jewelry Cleaning Kit - comes with a gem-cleaning spray and a microfiber cloth for extra glitter; cleans all types, including bone, resin, shell, and stone jewelry ($10).
  • Homewood Metal Polish - lemon oil and mineral formula helps scrub away tarnish on almost any metal ($6).
  • DIY Bite: Use a soft toothbrush and (non-ammonia) eco-window cleaner to polish gems, or a soft toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste for metal. Wipe off any residue with a damp cloth.

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