How do you clean tarnished Marcasite Jewelry?

by Kim
  4 answers
  • Diane Coverdale Diane Coverdale on Aug 30, 2018

    Can you explain what your jewelry is set in and how large it is? Would you be able to have it in water? Then if it's made of sterling silver and not too big you can try those cleaning plates or if you have an aluminum pan or pot and Spic and Span, pour about an inch of hot water into the bottom of the pot. Sprinkle in about a half teaspoon of the powder. Swish the water to mix in the crystals, place the jewelry in the bottom of the pot for no more than 1 minute. The tarnish should disappear (it's an electroplating trick.) Remove your jewelry and wash off the soapy water and dry completely. This works for any silver objects. Great for cutlery!

    • Kathy Kathy on Nov 18, 2019

      NEVER soak marcasite jewelry. The marcasite or pyrite "stones" are many times glued to the backing foundation. You could well have a disaster on your hands if the aging glue lets loose

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Aug 30, 2018

    I used Hagerty silver cleaner for mine - turned out great.

  • Annie Annie on Aug 30, 2018

    I use a silver cleaning cloth and leave a bit of the tarnish still there. I like the antique appearance.

  • Morgan Morgan on Aug 31, 2018

    Usually marcasite is set in sterling silver, so I use a silver polishing cloth. Works dandy.