cleaning jewelryWhen I was growing up, my mom always told me to clean my jewelry regularly. But like most children, it took me until after I moved out of the house to realize that moms actually know what they're talking about. It might be too late for most of my bling, but from now on, I'm taking a page out of my mother's book and keeping my jewelry bright and shiny.

But instead of forking over some serious dough and getting your jewelry professionally cleaned, you can take the DIY route and clean your jewelry with common household items such as shampoo and dish soap.

To watch how it's done, check out this handy jewelry cleaning tutorial.

Do you have any go-to tricks for cleaning your jewelry?

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