How To Use Household Products To Clean Silver Jewelry

17 March 2018
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Keeping your silver jewelry clean is extremely important because this will ensure that you are able to keep them looking good for a long time. In order to keep your silver jewelry looking its best you can buy commercially made silver cleaner. However, there are several ways in which you can keep your silver clean using things you may have around the house. Here are some ideas you can try.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a great way to clean silver jewelry. You can easily use hand sanitizer to clean your silver jewelry by dabbing some of it on a soft cloth and gently rubbing it on any tarnishes you see in the jewelry.

Lemon-Lime Soda

Lemon-lime soda is a great refresher on a hot day but it has more than one benefit. It is also a good cleaner for silver jewelry. You can use it to clean jewelry by filling up a bowl with the soda and dunking your silver jewelry for at least half an hour. Rinse the jewelry under running water and then wipe them off gently with a soft cloth.

Window Cleaner

Window cleaning solution is not just great for keeping your windows looking shiny. It also works great for keeping your silver jewelry looking shiny as well. You can make use of it by applying the cleaning solution to a rag or a toothbrush and gently rubbing or scrubbing any tarnish you may find in the silver.

Laundry Detergent

You can use laundry detergent to clean your silver jewelry. This can be done by lining a bowl with aluminum foil and pouring hot water into it. Mix some powdered detergent into the water and soak your silver jewelry for at least two minutes. Remove the jewelry and rinse it, wipe it clean with a soft cloth.

Cornstarch and Water

Cornstarch and water can be used to clean silver jewelry. Simply mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a paste. Rub the paste onto the silver jewelry. Once the paste has been applied to the jewelry, use a moderately soft toothbrush to clean off the cornstarch. You may also use a cheesecloth or any rough towel you have on hand. If you have no cornstarch, you may use cream of tartar to create a paste.

Keeping your silver jewelry clean does not have to cost you much. There are many things you use around your home that can keep your silver jewelry looking pristine. For more information, contact a jewelry store like Sol's Jewelry & Loan.