Useful tips on how to keep silver clean

Useful tips on how to keep silver clean

Have you ever wondered how to clean your silver jewellery?

You can prevent your jewellery from tarnishing by wearing it as often as possible. The more you wear it, the better, as your skin will clean the silver naturally and keep it looking shiny.

But if for any reason you have not been wearing it and open your jewellery box to find it is heavily tarnished, there is an effective home remedy for cleaning silver.

Some people may suggest you use toothpaste to clean your silver jewellery, but you would need to find a non-whitening, non-gel toothpaste. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find these basic toothpastes and we advise you to be wary of harsh types of toothpastes that may ruin the surface.

Baking soda is a basic, cost effective and easy way of keeping your silver clean. You can make a paste of baking soda and water and use a clean cloth to apply a small amount to the silver surface. You can rub the surface with a soft toothbrush and then simply rinse the silver piece under warm running water, then dry with a clean cloth.

Beware however, as jewellery containing pearls or stones such as turquoise, onyx, opal or coral, should be cleaned very carefully, as any professional or homemade cleaner could be too harsh and damage them. We would suggest that you use a silver polishing cloth to avoid any damage or seek advice from a professional who knows how to treat these pieces.

Author: Francesca Lombardo - Content Writer