How Do You Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry
Do you have silver jewelry you avoid wearing because the shine is gone?
In this article I will explain several ways to clean your sterling silver jewelry.
You can choose inexpensive kitchen products, department store sterling silver cleaner or have your jeweler clean it for you.
Any of these methods will bring the shimmer and shine back to your silver jewelry.
Cleaning Your Fine Sterling Silver Jewelry from Your Kitchen
Dip your jewelry into a small container with water. Sprinkle baking soda onto your wet jewelry and brush vigorously with a soft brush. If you are cleaning a ring, brush the inside of it also.
Rinse it thoroughly by holding your brush in one hand and brushing vigorously while holding your jewelry under running water with the other hand to be certain there is no cleaning product left on your jewelry. After rinsing your jewelry, dry it with a soft cloth.
Toothpaste is another product you can use when cleaning sterling silver.
Jewelry Cleaner: If you choose to use store bought sterling silver cleaner, read instructions to see if you’ve got the right product for the jewelry you are cleaning.
Take it to your Jeweler: Another option is to take your sterling silver jewelry to your jeweler and have him clean it for you. Jewelers have a professional ultra-sonic cleaning machine to clean jewelry and they will check for loose stones or other maintenance it may need.