How to clean silver at home? 7 proven methods for cleaning silver jewelry.




Silver jewelry is incredibly stylish and chic, but only they're spotlessly clean. Silverware may fade and darken over time. But I want the beautiful precious metal to shine again as before. We will show you how to fix the situation!




Tarnishing could be a thin layer of corrosion that quickly forms on your silver jewelry, leading to a dark coating that does not look attractive. Darkening of silver is associated with oxidation due to increased humidity. Also, the cause of the darkening may be sulfur, chemistry and alkali, which are present in some products, preparations, the atmosphere and in your skin. It is believed that silver darkens if the owner is not feeling well. Silver is better in a casket - although most jewelry caskets and cabinets are not airtight, it still allows the process of tarnishing, but at a slower pace. Why silver is getting dark and how to try to avoid it, you can find out details here.

Whatever the reason for damaging the appearance of the decoration, in order to return it to its original color and luster, you need to take care of the decoration and clean it regularly.

Silver can be cleaned using conventional household products.


We have chosen 7 different ways to restore the beauty, purity and brilliance of your jewelry. Among them you will surely find one for which everything you need is at hand right now. Below are suggested affordable and effective ways to restore a beautiful metal to its original appearance. All these cleaning methods are suitable not only for jewelry, but also for all silver products.

  1. “Magic with foil and baking soda”

  2. “Alcohol, detergent, hydrogen peroxide ”

  3. “Salt bath”

  4. “Always Coca Cola”

  5. “Lemon and Salt and Copper Wire”

  6. Toothpaste

  7. Special silver cleaners

Method 1: “Magic with foil and baking soda”

If the method is suitable, if there is no desire to wipe the product with a solution, but I really want to get a clean decoration without effort.

 

  1. You should previously clean the jewel in warm soapy water (use ordinary soap or liquid, shampoo, dishwashing detergent).

  2. Bring water to a boil.

  3. Lay the underside of the bowl or little pan with foil with the shiny side up.

  4. Pour 1 tablespoon of baking soda

  5. Put a silver jewelry in the container. Decorations should touch aluminum foil - this is an important part of the chemical reaction

  6. Add boiling water and be prepared that the solution will bubble.

  7. Remove the jewelry after 2-5 minutes with a pair of kitchen tongs or a spoon. Depending on the level of tarnishing of the jewelry, you can leave it for 10 minutes.

  8. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, dry.

  9. Rub well with a soft cloth (microfiber, flannel, fine suede), achieving a bright shine.
 

Method 2: “Alcohol, detergent, hydrogen peroxide”

One of the most popular and effective means for cleaning silver products from black at home is ammonia.

 

  1. Previously clean the jewel in warm soapy water (use ordinary soap or liquid, shampoo, dishwashing detergent).

  2. In a small container, you need to prepare a solution of 200 ml. water, 2 tablespoons of alcohol (or vodka), 1 spoon of detergent (washing powder or dishwashing) and 1 spoon of hydrogen peroxide.

  3. Put jewelry in liquid

  4. Extract 15 minutes

  5. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, dry.

  6. Rub well with a soft cloth (microfiber, flannel, fine suede), achieving a bright shine.
 

Method 3: “Salt bath”

A similar focus to method # 1 “Focus with foil and baking soda” can be done with salt.

 

  1. Previously clean the jewel in warm soapy water (use ordinary soap or liquid, shampoo, dishwashing detergent).

  2. Lay the underside of the bowl or little pan with foil with the shiny side up.

  3. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of salt.

  4. Put a silver jewelry in the container. Jewel should touch aluminum foil - this is an important part of the chemical reaction

  5. Bring 1 liter of water to a boil.

  6. Add boiling water to the bowl with the jewel.

  7. In this case, the jewellery must either be soaked for a pair of hours, or boiled for 10-15 minutes.

  8. Remove the jewelry with a pair of kitchen tongs or a spoon. Depending on the level of tarnishing of the jewelry, you can leave it for 10 minutes.

  9. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, dry.

  10. Rub well with a soft cloth (microfiber, flannel, fine suede), achieving a bright shine.

Method 4: “Always Coca Cola”

Coca-Cola: this well-known drink is one of the best ways to clean silver jewel.

 

  1. Previously clean the jewel in warm soapy water (use ordinary soap or liquid, shampoo, dishwashing detergent).

  2. Pour Coca Cola into a small container

  3. Lower the decoration there

  4. Boil for 10 minutes

  5. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, dry.

 

Method 5: “Acid, Salt, and Copper Wire”

In each house there is sure to be a bag of citric acid or lemon. Important: The contact of silver and copper could be a fundamental point of this method.

 

  1. Previously clean the jewel in warm soapy water (use ordinary soap or liquid, shampoo, dishwashing detergent).

  2. Take 100 grams of citric acid, 3 tablespoons of salt, pour 300-500 ml. boiling water.

  3. Jewelry should be strung on a copper wire, the ends of which should be twisted together.

  4. Dip your jewelry into the solution.

  5. Boil for 15-30 minutes.

  6. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, dry.

  7. Rub well with a soft cloth (microfiber, flannel, fine suede), achieving a bright shine.
 

Method 6: “Toothpaste”

 

Previously clean the jewel in warm soapy water (use ordinary soap or liquid, shampoo, dishwashing detergent).
  1. Squeeze out a small amount of toothpaste

  2. Rub into silver with a dishwashing sponge or a soft toothbrush to clean difficult pieces. Employing a toothbrush can scratch the silver surface.

  3. Rinse thoroughly in clean water, dry.

  4. Rub well with a soft cloth (microfiber, flannel, fine suede), achieving a bright shine.
 

Method 7: Special silver cleaners

There are special silver cleaning products available at the store. They can be expensive and give amazing results. They come both in liquid form, in solutions that remove all blackness in a few seconds, and in the form of napkins saturated with a special substance, which cope especially well with tarnishing, returning bright shine and purity to products. But these funds usually remove the silver layer, leaving a fresh new surface of silver - we think they should be used only in the most difficult cases.

 

Tip:

  • You do not need to use dry cleaners to clean silverware. After all, it is a very soft metal and, using abrasive substances, it can be scratched.

  • Do not use this recipe with blackened silver; all decorative black can get off the decoration.

To clean the jewelry you didn’t need so often, you should follow a few simple rules:

  • Store silver items in a dry place, preferably in a casket, upholstered with soft fabric inside: flannel, velor, velvet;

  • Before you are going to take a bath or just wash the dishes, it is better to remove silver jewelry. Remember that increased humidity contributes to the accelerated darkening of this metal;

  • Cosmetics: body milk, lotion, gel and the like can also negatively affect silverware;

  • No need to store silver jewelry next to medicine.
  


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