1. Pour some warm water in a small bowl, and add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid.
2. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth in the soapy water, and then gently wipe the stainless steel jewellery with the damp cloth until the piece is clean.
When cleaning it, rub the item along its polish lines.
3. Wipe the remaining soap off your jewellery using a moist cloth dipped in clean water.
4. Dry the jewellery well with a clean towel, and then leave your pieces to air dry.
After your stainless steel jewellery is clean, you can use a jewellery polish or a polishing cloth to shine it.
Some people use toothpaste to clean the especially dirty spots of their stainless steel jewellery.
Keep in mind, however, that toothpaste is abrasive. If you decide to use it for cleaning, make sure it is a non-whitening brand that does not contain silica, and use a soft cloth to rub the paste onto your pieces.
Remember to rinse the jewellery thoroughly after you are done.
An alternative to these cleaning methods is to purchase a stainless steel cleaner from the store and follow the instructions on the package. You can also buy a regular jewellery cleaner whose label says that it can be used on stainless steel items.