We are all owners of silver jewellery and if you want your items to always retain that just-new shine, there are a few simple ways you can do just that.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets and bangles all respond well to correct cleaning, which removes the dirt and grime that builds up over time.
If you would like to keep your silver jewellery in tip-top condition, here are a few tips:
? DISHWASHING LIQUID
This is the housewife’s preferred way to keep her silver jewellery looking like new.
All you have to do is mix some high grade washing up liquid with warm water, then using a soft toothbrush, lightly brush the silver surface and this can be kept up for 5 minutes, changing the holding position.
Then simply rinse in cold water and gently dry with a soft cloth – the results are remarkable.
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? SILVER POLISH
For a few pounds, you can buy some special silver polish, which is designed specifically for sterling silver. This is what the jeweller would use on the items in his shop window and if repeated regularly, the silver will always look like new.
Mainly used for household silverware, silver polish delivers the best results and can be applied with a soft toothbrush for optimum results.
? BAKING SODA
Mix three parts baking soda and one part water and immerse the item, before drying with a soft, lint-free cloth.
If the item hasn’t been worn in a while and is very tarnished, leave it in the solution for 10 minutes, which should remove all the tarnish and restore the original surface.
The baking soda gets right into the surface and eats away at dirt and grime, restoring that original gleam that only comes from sterling silver.
There are blogs you can check to know more about how to clean silver jewellery. The important thing is to be sure that there are no ingredients that could harm the silver and by using a tried and trusted remedy, you are not taking any chances.
? SPECIAL SOLUTION
Mix one tablespoon of salt with the same amount of baking soda and line a soup bowl with aluminium foil (shiny side up) and add both ingredients, then pour in half a cup of vinegar and then a cup of boiling water.
After, you drop your silver jewellery into the bowl and let the chemical reaction do all the work. You can turn the pieces every now and then, to ensure that all surfaces are affected and voila, clean silver jewellery!
Let’s face it, we all have lots of sterling silver jewellery and by trying any of the above, you can transform your favourite rings, bracelets and necklaces.
This should be done every month – if you want the items to retain that special glow that sterling silver produces – and when looking for sterling silver jewellery online, you can browse the many categories and choose all your silver jewellery for the coming season.