An Easy Way to Clean Silver Jewelry

by Andrea on February 27, 2012

My parents once gave me a small silver necklace with a cross on it.  I’ve always liked this simple little treasure and used to wear it almost every day.  That is, until I misplaced it.  I finally found it Saturday night but it was much too tarnished to wear.  Since I wanted to wear it to church the next day I used this super easy method for cleaning silver jewelry.  It’s cheap because it uses common household items and it’s a time saver because you can let the silver sit while you do other things, like getting little ones ready for bed. ;-)

A picture of my necklace and some of my daughter’s jewelry before cleaning:

First, you’ll need a dish, baking soda and aluminum foil.

Line the bottom of your dish with aluminum foil and place the jewelry directly on top of the foil so it’s touching.  Sprinkle baking soda over the jewelry.  Boil some water in a small pan or in the microwave and pour it over the jewelry in the dish and let it sit.  You’ll see it begin to bubble.

When you take the silver out of the dish, rinse it with tap water, dry it off and voila!  Your silver jewelry is shiny again!

Try it out and let me know how it works for you.  And if you have a different method for cleaning your silver jewelry at home, please share!


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