I love silver jewelry.
But the silver that I dont wear everyday gets tarnished really fast because the air here is so humid!
Lots of jewelry is really hard to polish because chains and other intricate items are impossible to reach inside the nooks and crannies.
I have seen those "Magic Silver De-Tarnishers" on TV before that make the tarnish just melt off of your jewelry And knew there was a way to do this at home without spending $19.99 on their kit.
After a lot of searching, I found out how to de-tarnish your silver with almost NO work!
Hey that's the way I like it!
Here we go!
What You'll need...
a glass baking dish.
aluminum foil big enough to line the baking dish.
steaming HOT water to fill the foil lined baking dish.
Here are some of my tarnished silver pieces.
Add 2-3 teaspoons Salt
2-3 teaspoons Baking Soda.
and give it a little stir to dissolve the salt.
And touching the foil.
If you watch closely you can actually see the tarnish leave your silver!!
(It's like a flashback to 7th grade science class man!!)
After soaking, remove your silver... rinse it off..
dry it (you can buff it to a high shine if you want)
and look at the tarnish free silver!!
See how purty and sparkly it is now?
and I didn't even get my hands dirty!
You wont break a nail!
(so I've been told.. cause my nails are long gone to gardening)
- Don't use this cleaning solution on jewelry that include gems. Especially porous gems like pearls or turquoise could be damaged by the liquid.
- Be careful when polishing or dipping silver plated items. Any damage or imperfection in the plating could allow the liquid to attack the base metal underneath. The plated silver would look shiny and clean, but could be weakened on the inside.
- Wearing your silver jewelry will keep it free from tarnish.
Go forth and clean your silver!!