Quick Tip: How to Clean Brass Jewelry

A Pretty Penny - How to Clean Brass Alex & Ani Bracelets C started an Alex & Ani collection for me about a year ago, and every now and then he surprises me with a new one. I love that each bracelet comes with a special meaning; everyone’s stack tells a little story about who they are. After several months of daily wear, my brass Alex & Ani bracelets started to tarnish and leave black marks on my wrist. I was super bummed and thought they were ruined, until I learned this simple trick from a friend on Facebook. A Pretty Penny - How to Clean Brass Alex & Ani Bracelets You’re going to need some ketchup. If you don’t have any in the fridge, take this opportunity to make a trip to Chik-fil-A for waffle fries and pick up a pack or twoI mean, any excuse for waffle fries is a good excuse, amiright? A Pretty Penny - How to Clean Brass Alex & Ani Bracelets - BEFORE Cover each brass bracelet in a thin layer of ketchup, and let them sit for a minute or two on a clean cloth. Then, using another clean cloth, carefully wipe it all off. A Pretty Penny - How to Clean Brass Alex & Ani Bracelets Quickly run the bracelets under warm water to remove any remaining ketchup and dry them completely, and voilá! Good as new. A Pretty Penny - How to Clean Brass Alex & Ani Bracelets - AFTER Update: Use this trick sparingly and pay close attention to your pieces as you clean them. While ketchup is an effective brass polisher, Alex & Ani sent me a friendly tweet to warn that it could damage the finish. So exercise a little caution. :)

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25 Comments

  1. Great, initially did not believe it but it turned out to be very helpful tips

    Posted 3.24.17 Reply
  2. WOW! Amazing! I have no idea that this is possible. I am going to try it immediately. Thank you for sharing it. I am so glad when I learnt something new. Best regards!

    Posted 12.1.15 Reply
  3. It is so nice that you shared this trick with us, Keira! I didn’t know how to clean my brass jewellery until I read your post. Best regards

    Posted 11.19.15 Reply
  4. I can`t believe my eyes! Ketchup cleaned my bracelet , too. I have tried this idea and I am really surprised. I am going to clean all my jewelries. Thank you for sharinh such an interesting method! Best regards!

    Posted 10.27.15 Reply
  5. Lara Tomas wrote:

    What a great idea! I have a couple of brass bracelets that just need cleaning and I’ll try this way. But can I clean some silver rings with a ketchup too? Thanks for the post!

    Posted 6.11.15 Reply
  6. Drew wrote:

    My favorite part of the directions is when you get to go get waffle fries. I have ketchup in my fridge but I’m pretty sure chick-fil-a ketchup works better. Thanks for sharing this great tip!

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
  7. Charlene wrote:

    I was skeptical but.this totally works!!! Thx so much for posting *)

    Posted 11.20.14 Reply
  8. This made me laugh! never knew something so simple could work so well! -Juliet

    Posted 9.25.14 Reply
  9. This was so helpful! Thanks!

    Posted 7.19.14 Reply
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    Posted 7.17.14 Reply
  11. Love Alex and Ani! Who would have thought ketchup? Interesting read!
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    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
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    Posted 7.13.14 Reply
  13. This is perfect for me. THANK YOU!

    Posted 7.11.14 Reply
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    Posted 7.11.14 Reply
  15. Reblogged this on Your Fairy Godmother and commented:
    This is a good tip for you lovelies who wear brass!

    Posted 7.11.14 Reply
  16. Amy wrote:

    Would have never thought to use ketchup

    Posted 7.11.14 Reply
  17. maddieb wrote:

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    Posted 7.11.14 Reply
  18. beautiful article… :-) follow me in my blog!!!

    Posted 7.11.14 Reply
  19. Carolina E. wrote:

    This is so good to know and it looks like new!

    Posted 7.10.14 Reply
  20. Wow I had no idea! Really glad I found this blog!

    Posted 7.10.14 Reply
  21. kaymc214 wrote:

    My alex & ani haven’t been looking their best- so this is super helpful! Thanks so much(:

    Posted 7.10.14 Reply
  22. Wow – what a cheap and cheerful cleanser – not to mention cost-effective too.

    Posted 7.10.14 Reply

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