Wednesday, March 19, 2014

HowTo Shine Silver Jewellery Fast

If you're a wearer of silver jewellery, this quick trick may change your life forever. I rarely shine my jewellery, since using an old fashioned cloth takes a bit too much time and elbow grease. I did some research and discovered a fool-proof way of removing the tarnish from any silver piece, without much effort.
All you're going to need is:
Aluminum foil, baking soda, boiling water.


Here's how to do it:

1. Place aluminum foil at the bottom of a cup, bowl or pot
2. Pour in about 1 tbsp of baking soda
3. Drop in your jewellery
4. Pour boiling water into cup
5. Remove jewellery after 20 seconds

6. Dry and leave to cool


This method of cleaning shouldn't be performed too often, since it is technically removing small amounts of the silver each time you do it. Instead, use a jewellery cleaning cloth to remove any minor dark spots between thorough cleanses.

Be sure to store your jewellery in their dust bags, or in plastic zip bags when they aren't being worn. This will significantly decrease the "oxidization" and tarnishing of your silver items. You can purchase anti-tarnish tabs at craft stores to place inside the bags. These oxygen absorbing papers will keep your jewellery completely tarnish-free.

*Note that pearls and gemstones should not be immersed in this cleaning solution. Opt for a more gentle cleaning method instead.

See my silver cleaning video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1IhShFvKcU


Stay shiny ;)

Madeline
xx
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