The Easiest Way How to Clean Silver Jewelry

by Polkilo
2 Materials
10 Minutes

Hello everyone!

Today we will try to return the purity and shine, tarnished or covered with a black coating, silver. To clean silver, we will need only 2 ingredients: baking soda and foil.

I think everyone will be able to find them in the kitchen. And if not, they can be purchased at the nearest store. The procedure takes only a few minutes. 

This method is suitable for processing silverware and jewelry. Jewelry should not have natural precious stones (Stones can fade).

We'll need:

1. Baking soda 

2. Foil

3. Bowl 

4. Old toothbrush 

5. Hot water

There is such a test subject. Lately it has faded a little and lost its original luster. Now let's try to return it.

I take a small bowl and cover it with foil.

Pour 2 teaspoons of baking soda into a bowl.

I take the kettle and pour boiling water.

I drop the bracelet into the bowl and wait until reaction will be complete.

After 10 minutes, the reaction will be complete. The water will become muddy.

I took out his bracelet and brushed it a little.

I washed it with clean water and dried it.

The bracelet was as good as new. The stones did not darken. 

In such a simple way, you can return the Shine and beauty of your jewelry. It is necessary to carry out cleaning at least once a year, and if necessary, more often. To prevent jewelry from darkening and need to be cleaned less often, store them in a dry place, away from medicines, cosmetics and household chemicals.

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  • Lea Ann Lea Ann on Feb 17, 2020

    I own mostly sterling silver happens to be my favorite!!! I WILL BE TRYING THIS FOR SURE! THANKS

  • Piperfire Piperfire on Nov 28, 2020

    Nice recipe, thanks for sharing! My mom also always cleans silver with different methods. I remember she cleaned it with toothpaste, but it turned out bad. I have several favorite rings and necklaces that I ordered for myself I was very worried when the pendant darkened. So, my mom found on the internet another way to clean it . She left silver in a solution of water and ammonia overnight and it worked. But I think it is dangerous for gems and stones, just for silver is good. I don't know the exact proportions, but the effect was amazing.