Kalihi - Palama, Hawaii
628 N King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 383-5253
The Most Trusted Pawn Shop in Honolulu, HI

3 Easy Ways to Clean Jewelry May 5, 2020

Kalihi - Palama, Honolulu
3 Easy Ways to Clean Jewelry, Honolulu, Hawaii

Before going to a pawnshop for a jewelry exchange, clean your pieces to ensure they look presentable. This will help you get top dollar for them. If you aren’t sure how to spruce up your pieces, here’s what you can do at home to make them shine.

How Do I Clean Jewelry?

1. Scrub With a Toothbrush

Take an old toothbrush with soft bristles and gently scrub the metal—add a little water if the grime isn’t coming off. If your piece has stubborn discoloration, dilute a small amount of toothpaste in water and brush with the mixture. Once you’re satisfied that the item is clean, rinse it and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Let your piece air dry before bringing it to the jewelry exchange.

2. Use Carbonation

jewelry exchangeDrop an effervescent heartburn tablet into a glass of water, then immediately slide your jewelry into the same cup. Let it soak for five minutes or until the tablet stops bubbling. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to scrub away any residue, then let the jewelry air dry.

Carbonated water or baking soda will also work for this cleaning trick.  These bubbly methods are most effective on silver, gold, or diamond jewelry. Never use this method to clean soft gemstones, like turquoise, as it’ll damage them.

3. Shine It With a Polishing Cloth

If you’re going to a pawnshop with silver pieces, use a polishing cloth to give your items extra shine. These cloths are typically made of cotton or flannel and treated with polishing agents. The fabric will remove years of wear when you rub it against the metal, and it’ll trap dirt in its fibers.

 

If you’re interested in a jewelry exchange, contact the team at A Happy Pawn in Chinatown, Oahu. This trustworthy pawnshop is accredited by the Better Business Bureau® and has been in business since 1988. Their team will gladly look at your pieces, assess their values, and offer a fair price in exchange. To get more information about their services, visit the website or call (808) 383-5253.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from A Happy Pawn
3 Tips for Buying Pre-Owned Fine Jewelry, Honolulu, Hawaii
Many people head to pawnshops to buy antique and estate jewelry. These gently used pieces are one-of-a-kind since they may not be in production anymore, and you can get a unique...read more
3 Valuable Household Items to Sell, Honolulu, Hawaii
If you’re looking for some extra cash, take a quick tour through the house. The total value of unused items in garages, basements, and closets across the U.S. is around $93 bill...read more
3 Steps for Buying Used Electronics at a Pawnshop, Honolulu, Hawaii
If you’re looking for a way to get a new phone, camera, laptop, or video game console at a discount, buying used at a pawnshop is a budget-friendly way to get your hands on new techn...read more
4 Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring, Honolulu, Hawaii
When you find the person you want to marry, you’ll want to give them the perfect engagement ring. To get the ball rolling on this milestone purchase, head to a reliable paw...read more