How Often Do You Clean Your Jewelry?

The other day I happened to remove my favorite pair of gold stud earrings and noticed not only a bunch of crud lining the little holes, but also a slight, nauseating odor. Basically, years of skin oil and hair product had formed a grimy mess right next to my face. I wear these things almost every day and I never thought to give them a dip in my jewelry cleaner, which seems gross now that I think about it. I mean, I’m the type that cleans the inside of and behind my ears on a regular basis, but how could I overlook this? Oh well, I guess I can’t be the only one out there walking around with dirty earrings. How often do you clean your jewelry? And what’s your favorite solution for getting real and costume jewelry sparkling again?