Silver is a precious metal that is commonly crafted into beautiful jewelry pieces. But pure silver is too soft making it hard to use for everyday jewelry pieces. This is why other metals such as copper and nickel are used to strengthen pure silver. However, this could also mean more time spending cleaning and maintain your silver jewelry.
Copper and nickel could interact with your skin-dulling the shine of your jewelry piece. Tomato or Brown Sauce Soak your silver jewelry for a few minutes in brown or tomato sauce. These sauces contain vinegar which is an effective cleaning solution that gently removes impurities. Rinse with soap and water, and thoroughly dry with a piece of cloth.
Polish while drying. Baking Soda popular cleaning solution for cleaning home surfaces, baking soda could also be used to clean grime and dirt in silver jewelry. Mix baking soda and water until it becomes a paste solution. Apply this and rub over the metal surface. Use a clean piece of cloth to remove the solution and polish. Coke or Soda Soak your silver jewelry in coke or soda and leave for half a day.
Rinse with soap and water to remove dirt and impurities. Polish and dry with a clean piece of cloth or flannel. Malt Vinegar is an acidic solution that can be used to remove impurities without harming the metals in your jewelry. Add malt vinegar with water and boil. Place your silver jewelry into the solution and let it boil for a few minutes.
This is excellent for cleaning hard to reach dirt and impurities. Clean and polish with a dry cloth.ToothpasteToothpaste is not on a good cleaning solution for helping you have shiny teeth but also brings the shine back into your silver jewelry. Apply the toothpaste over the jewelry and rub it over the surfaces, for hard to reach areas use a soft bristled or old toothbrush.
Salt, Baking Soda, and Aluminum Foil This is a more advanced method of cleaning your silver jewelry. Use a pan and line it with aluminum foil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and water. Bring to a boil and soak the piece of silver jewelry. Soak in boil water for 2 to 3 minutes. Polish and bush with a piece of cloth or flannel. This is a guest post by Suzanne Edwards for All Wholesale Silver, for more information please visit this link.