The 3 Best Liquid Jewelry Cleaners

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Keeping your jewelry clean and looking shiny is as simple as using a liquid jewelry cleaner. Instead of the expense and hassle of dropping off jewelry with a professional cleaner, the best liquid jewelry cleaners remove grime and tarnish in a matter of just minutes from the convenience of your home — and at an affordable price.

When shopping for a liquid jewelry cleaner, make sure to pay attention to which types of metals and stones the cleaner is recommended for. Some cleaners should only be used to clean certain metals, like gold or silver, and could discolor other types of jewelry. Be extra cautious if you're looking to clean pearls; you may not want to use a liquid cleaner at all because of the porous nature of pearls.

Here's how most liquid jewelry cleaners work: You load a few necklaces, earrings, or rings into the included basket and then dip it into the solution. The basket prevents the jewelry from falling out or becoming lost at the bottom of the jar. Then, while the jewelry cleaner works its magic, you'll want to stay close by. Most only require a few seconds or minutes of soaking, and leaving jewelry in longer than recommended may risk tarnishing or damaging the pieces. Some jewelry cleaners also include a soft bristle brush to help you get your jewelry extra clean.

With that said, take a look at the best liquid jewelry cleaners you can buy, below.