Clean Silver Jewelry - At Home Methods

Clean Silver Jewelry – At Home Methods

By: - Jewelry - September 7, 2011
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Silver jewelry can be beautiful and a very special addition to the perfect outfit. Silver is valuable, shiny and matches almost anything which makes it an excellent jewelry choice when nothing else will work. Unfortunately though, it can get dirty easily, so learning to clean silver jewelry at home can be quite a benefit, especially if you have a lot of silver jewelry or a piece of silver jewelry that you wear daily.

Silver usually looks gorgeous when you first bring it home, but over time it will get dirty sure to many environmental reasons from the pollution in the air to the lotion you put on your skin. There are many ways to clean silver jewelry including purchasing silver cleaning cloths or silver cleaning solutions. Usually available at any jewelry store, these cleaning cloths are best for light cleaning or maintenance cleaning. They do a nice job on the surface, but to get deeper, you will probably need to use the cleaning solution where you actually soak the jewelry for an extended time period.

If you do not want to purchase something to clean silver jewelry, you may find that some home cleaning methods will work well. Some people recommend using white toothpaste to clean your silver. It should be the actual paste, not gel and should not have any abrasives in it. Silver jewelry can be scratched easily. Put the toothpaste on with your fingers and gently rub it in. Rinse with warm water and make sure to dry it completely before wearing for best results.

One of the most common at home methods is to polish silver with baking soda. There are two main ways to polish silver with baking soda. One is to make a paste with baking soda and water and literally just apply the paste right to the silver. Let it set for a half hour or so and rinse well with warm water. Another way to polish silver with baking soda is to place jewelry in an aluminum dish, even a disposable one will do. You can also use aluminum foil. Once the jewelry is in the dish, sprinkle some baking soda all over it. Cover with hot, boiling water and your jewelry will be clean in seconds.

You can, of course pay to have someone clean your jewelry at a store, but why go through that process if you can clean your jewelry at home with things you already have in the house.