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.

You Need:

  • 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

The Steps:

  • 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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Silver Lining: How to Clean your Jewelry on the Cheap