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How to clean a Pandora bracelet

Read on to discover how to clean your Pandora bracelet using baking soda and toothpaste.

Updated Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Cleanipedia Team

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Pandora is a popular jewellery brand and many of us have a collection of jewellery, from rings to necklaces to bracelets, with a variety of charms to complement them. They are fun and pretty, but have many small parts which can be fiddly to clean. Read on to discover step-by-step guides for how to clean your Pandora bracelet. Following these Pandora care instructions is a great way to ensure that you know how to clean a Pandora bracelet and charms without damaging them.

Make sure you always remove all traces of cleaning products using clean water and dry them thoroughly to prevent damage to your Pandora jewellery.

You will need:

  • Foil
  • A bowl
  • Tongs
  • Clean, soft cloth
  • Polishing cloth
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp white salt
  • ½ cup white vinegar
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How to clean a Pandora bracelet with baking soda

Did you know you can clean your Pandora jewellery using baking soda? Just follow these simple instructions to get the method down.

  1. Line a bowl with foil and add baking soda and salt

    Line your bowl with foil and add baking soda and salt to the bowl.

  2. Add the vinegar

    Slowly add the vinegar; it should begin to fizz.

  3. Mix and then add boiling water

    Mix until the baking soda and salt are fully dissolved and add the boiling water.

  4. Use tongs to place the Pandora jewellery into the bowl and leave to soak

    Gently place your Pandora jewellery into the bowl using the tongs, and leave it to soak for half an hour.

  5. Remove and clean

    Remove your jewellery and wrap it in the clean, soft cloth to dry.

  6. Buff the jewellery

    Use the polishing cloth to buff the jewellery.

  7. Repeat if necessary

    Repeat the process if need be. If your Pandora jewellery is particularly stained, leave it to soak for a little longer than 30 minutes.

How to clean a Pandora bracelet: toothpaste as a jewellery cleaner

You can also clean your Pandora bracelet and charms with toothpaste. Take a look at this method with only five steps.

  1. Add toothpaste to a toothbrush

    Put a small amount of toothpaste onto the toothbrush.

  2. Rub over the jewelllery

    Rub the toothpaste over your Pandora jewellery, taking particular care in tarnished areas.

  3. Leave for a few minutes

    Leave it to soak for a few minutes.

  4. Wash the toothpaste off with water

    Use clean, plain water to wash the toothpaste off. Take care to remove all traces of toothpaste as it is abrasive.

    Do not use this method if your charms have gemstones as it could damage them.

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Tips for caring for your Pandora products in between cleans

Now you know how to clean a Pandora bracelet, keep it in good condition with these two tips:

  • Avoid using perfume, skin creams, and other products in the areas where you wear your Pandora jewellery as this could tarnish it.

  • Always take off your Pandora bracelet, necklace or ring before cleaning, showering or swimming.

  • Use a tarnish-proof pouch or box to protect your jewellery when it is not being worn.

Don't clean your Pandora bracelet with Coke

Using Coke to clean a Pandora bracelet is not recommended. While Coca-Cola contains phosphoric acid, which can have mild cleaning properties, it is not specifically designed for cleaning jewelry. The high sugar content and carbonation of Coke can potentially damage the metal and gemstones of the Pandora bracelet. Instead, it is best to clean your Pandora bracelet with a mild soap and warm water solution. Gently scrub the bracelet with a soft toothbrush, rinse thoroughly, and dry with a clean cloth. For stubborn dirt or tarnish, consider using a professional jewelry cleaning solution or consult a jeweler for appropriate cleaning methods.

With our methods for how to clean a pandora bracelet, you'll be back to looking your most charming in no time. Now you know how to clean pandora bracelets at home, check out our other articles such as how to clean silver and how to clean and sterilise earrings to buff up the rest of your jewellery collection.

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