Please enjoy today’s special guest report which shares some tips on how to naturally clean your silver jewelry.
We all have our favorite pair of earrings, a great bracelet, or a ring that we love to wear, and often do. However, regular wear and use can cause jewelery to tarnish or simply become more dull. But traditional jewelry cleaners contain harsh chemicals that generally aren’t environmentally friendly, and can be harsh on your skin. To clean your jewelry using more natural methods consider giving one of the following options a try:
For smaller pieces of jewelry, such as diamond rings or silver earrings, you can simply use white toothpaste to clean the tarnish. Simply place a small dab on the tarnish and rub it in. Once you have rubbed it in, usually no longer than 30 seconds, rinse with water and be sure to thoroughly dry.
Baking Soda – No Heat
Baking soda can do wonders when it comes to cleaning around the house, and one of the best ways to remove tarnish from larger pieces of silver jewelry is using baking soda and water. Simply mix some baking soda with a little bit of water to create a paste, and apply the paste to your tarnished jewelry. Rub the paste into your jewelry piece with a damp sponge. Once adequately rubbed in and covered, rinse the piece of jewelry with hot water and dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Baking Soda – With Heat
If you like to purchase jewelry at thrift or vintage stores, there is a good chance that the pieces you purchase will be heavily tarnished. For these types of pieces, a bit more effort may be needed in order to clean the piece. First, you will need baking soda, a piece of aluminum foil, a deep saucepan, and the piece of jewelry you wish to clean.
Before you begin the tarnish removal process, clean the jewelry piece of any dust or grime using soap and water. Then line your deep saucepan with a piece of foil, and fill the saucepan with enough water to submerge the piece of jewelry you wish to clean. Then add a few teaspoons of baking soda. For one piece of jewelry, two to three teaspoons should be enough; however, for larger or multiple pieces add a few extra teaspoons. Bring the water to a boil.
As soon as the water begins to boil, remove the pan from the heat source, and drop the jewelry in the water. Make sure that the jewelry is touching the foil. Let the jewelry sit in the water, occasionally moving it to increase better contact with the foil piece. Once the jewelry appears clean, remove it from the water, and dry with a soft cloth.
When it comes to cleaning jewelry, there is no need to purchase expensive or chemical jewelry cleaners. These are not only not friendly for the environment, but they can be harmful to your household in general. Instead of wasting money on these types of products, simply create your own.