Gold is easy to maintain as it hardly oxidizes. However my favorite metal for jewellery i.e. silver tarnishes over time and needs upkeep. If you take them to a jeweler for cleaning they will charge you, and also you have to wait for it to be done. What if you could do it at home with things you have? Doesn’t it sound interesting? Well I am going to share a few tricks to clean silver jewellery this time.
The Aluminum foil recipe – For silver jewelry that is not blackened completely this technique can be used. Take one liter water, one tablespoon of baking soda which is not baking powder and one piece of aluminum foil and bring it to a boil. Drop you silver jewelry for 10 seconds and remove with tongs. The effect is magical. The jewelry will be all shining.
Detergent wash – Detergent can make your silver jewelry sparkle just like it cleans clothes. Just try it to see the results. Line a medium-sized bowl with aluminum foil and fill with hot water. Mix one tablespoon of laundry detergent. Soak the jewelry for a minute. Rinse with clean water and dry. The jewelry will be as good as new.
Ketchup Blitz – For small spots on jewelry the tasty ketchup does wonders. Just put some on a paper towel and rub gently over the affected areas. For great effect let the ketchup dry and the wipe with cotton and rinse and dry. You can also use toothbrush with dip in ketchup for cleaning the hard to reach areas.
You can then polish the jewelry by the hand sanitizer. Just soak some in a cloth and rub it on the jewelry for the fine shine. That are some homemade tricks your jeweler will envy!