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Cleaning Trinkets with BKF

March 31, 2021

Most of us have trinkets. Stainless steel ornamental rings left over from high school, a brass necklace that’s been in the family for three generations, or that copper brooch your grandmother always wore during the holidays. Time isn’t always good to these treasures, and as you may have discovered, cleaning these trinkets can be difficult, but not with BKF! Cleaning trinkets with BKF is a gem.

Cleaning Trinkets with BKF

Brass Necklaces and Bracelets 

If you go to Esty, you’ll find plenty of mid-century brass necklaces, bracelets, and other trinkets. I’ve even seen them in thrift stores! Whether you’re purchasing a necklace online or wanting to clean your great grandmothers’ bracelet that’s been languishing in a jewelry box for a very long time, BKF is here to put the class back in your brass.

All you need is Powdered Cleanser or Soft Liquid Cleanser, a non-abrasive sponge, a soft-bristled toothbrush, a little water, and a dry soft polishing cloth such as microfiber.

The process is simple, easy, and quick. Wet the trinket with the soft cloth, then apply either BKF Powdered Cleanser or Soft Liquid Cleanser to your sponge and apply. If needed, gently use a soft-bristled toothbrush for hard-to-access areas. Let it sit for one minute and then rinse. Use a soft cloth to dry, buff, and polish the jewelry.

Great Stuff! 

“If you have Alex and Ani bracelets in the Rafaleian gold finish (brass with a gold color finish), use Bar Keepers Friend to remove tarnish, and they will look brand new. Great stuff in general; it’s the only thing that gets scuffs and stains out of my farmhouse sink.” — BdBurchell

Pro Tip: If you’re uncertain as to whether your jewelry is brass, copper, or something else, test a small spot with BKF. This is always a good plan, but especially if you’re unsure of the trinket’s composition.

Cooper Broaches 

They are too many examples of copper broaches to mention. Some of the most popular include mid-century modern, multi-colored, and layered leaf. If it’s time to clean your copper jewelry, BKF has you covered.

Use a damp sponge to wet the jewelry, and then make a paste of water and BKF Powdered Cleanser. Spread the paste evenly with your sponge and clean in soft circular motions. After one minute, rinse it off, dry it with a soft cloth or paper towel, and then polish it with a microfiber cloth, Easy-peasy!

Some copper broaches, such as layered leaf brooches, have nooks and crannies where grime can hide. Therefore, you may need more than a wet sponge. A soft-bristled toothbrush is perfect for cleaning hard to reach areas on your copper trinkets.

Make Them Look Brand New!

“For a couple of years, I’ve used a polishing cloth to tackle the tarnishing problem, but I found that the cloth doesn’t do a good enough job. So, I searched for another method to make them look close to brand new again. That’s when I came across Bar Keepers Friend.


This soft cleanser removes rust, lime, stains, and tarnish. It’s meant for cookware, kitchens, and bathrooms, but I thought it might be the golden ticket when it came to my tarnished jewelry. And I was right!” — How I Clean My Bangles

Ornamental Stainless-Steel Rings 

Medieval ornamental woven stainless-steel rings have become popular. However, they’re not medieval because stainless steel wasn’t invented until the turn of the 20th century.

Men’s and women’s ornamental stainless-steel rings are easy to clean with our Stainless Steel Cleanser & Polish. All you do is shake the product, spray the ring, wipe with a soft cloth, dry, and polish with a microfiber cloth or paper towel! Repeat as needed and if you’re rescuing a tarnished ring, let the BKF sit for one-minute before cleaning, then use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove the grime and stains.

Cleaning Trinkets with BKF is the Answer 

Hidden treasures may be waiting in your mom’s old jewelry box. What might look like a trinket that’s beyond saving may only need some love and a little BKF!

About the Author

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Randy Clark is a speaker, coach, and author. He publishes a weekly blog at Randy Clark Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s a beer geek and on weekends (after COVID-19) he can be found fronting the Rock & Roll band Under the Radar. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of the Amazon bestseller The New Manager’s Workbook: A crash course in effective management.

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