Janet Walker
Janet Walker
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Asked on Mar 8, 2018

Any fixes r tarnished costume jewelry?

EbbySandie60Nancy Turner


I have a silver chain necklace that is turning black. I would like to restore it to silver finish without having to purchase another chain.

8 answers
  • Jana
    on Mar 8, 2018

    Use a silver cleaner for a Tarn-x product.
  • Karla
    on Mar 8, 2018

    I would use something specifically for jewelry, such as, jewelry cleaner, you can get it anywhere. There is also non chemical cleaning techniques, check this site out for those: http://www.jewelrynotes.com/how-to-care-for-stainless-steel-jewelry/
  • Ls631386446
    on Mar 8, 2018

    You could try rubbing with ketchup but costume jewelry-the 'silver' finish has probably worn off-
  • Jcraw
    on Mar 8, 2018

    Is it silver or silver plated? Tarnex likely too strong for plate. For a few dollars you can get a jar of silver-only cleaner. Dunk, rather than soak, if it’s not marked sterling (usually on the clasp). Rub with old tshirt or cotton sock. Then again you can just try good old toothpaste and a very gentle old toothbrush to get between links.

  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 8, 2018

    try plain white toothpaste
  • Nancy Turner
    on Mar 8, 2018

    Don't use tarn-x on silver plate, it will eat it away! Try plain original toothpaste with no gel or anything added, and a toothbrush. There is also a possibility that the plating may be wearing off. It is only a thin coating of silver over another metal, so you have to be careful to use things to clean the plating that won't eat it off.
  • Sandie60
    on Mar 8, 2018

    You can use a mixture of warm water, salt and few drops of Dawn dish soup. Place tin foil in bottom of pan, soak few min. Rinse and wipe clean
  • Ebby
    on Mar 8, 2018

    Try equal parts baking soda and apple cider vinegar, gently working it in with a soft toothbrush.
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