I recently came across two beloved but long neglected silver necklaces that, in the recesses of my jewelry box, had tarnished to an unsightly, unrecognizable brown. Eager to wear them again, I set out to find a gentle, convenient and budget-friendly silver jewelry cleaning option.
Many polishing products and routines are abrasive or require scrubbing, and home cleaning machines can run as much as jewelry itself! I stumbled upon a home remedy that I was skeptical about but thought was worth a try. And it costs–well, nothing! It’s likely you have everything you need around the house.
- A glass casserole dish
- A Pot of boiling water
- Piece of tin foil (approx. 7″ x 7 “)
- 1 Tbsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- A fork
- A cup of water
- A cloth
- Line the casserole dish with the tin foil.
- Pour boiling water in the casserole dish.
- Pour the baking soda and salt on top of the foil.
- Use a fork to lower the jewelry (every single inch) into the dish. It should rest on the tin foil.
- Leave the jewelry submersed for three to five minutes.
- Use the fork to remove the jewelry.
- Rinse silver jewelry in water and buff dry.
Bling! Without any elbow grease or spending, the most tarnished silver jewelry, like mine, will look brand new!
This has been a guest post by Alissa from NY
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