While shopping for lovely jewelry is fun and exciting, nothing ruins the mood over lackluster tarnish. For this reason, most folks dread the cleanup method and worry that our silver is forever ruined.
But, not to worry! We're here to show you that Italian Silver Jewelry care is easy, quick, and convenient. There are countless at-home methods for cleaning your silver jewelry. You just need to know the right tricks and techniques.
Soap and water
The use of Soap and water is the most recommended method because of the gentleness of soap and water. This should really be the first line of defense before trying anything else.
Baking soda and water
The second most used method is the mixture of baking soda and water, If you are using toothpaste then make sure if the toothpaste is simple non-whitening, non-gel-based pastes, they could be used on your jewelry. However, it contains many more ingredients now that may damage your silver. Instead, make a paste from baking soda and water, apply a small amount onto a cloth or toothbrush and scrub gently.
White vinegar and baking soda
The use of white vinegar and baking soda is a very gentle cleaning method is great for removing heavy tarnish. Soak your sterling silver in half a cup of white vinegar and 2 tbsp of baking soda (combine these two and prepare yourself for the fizzing and foam) for two to three hours. Rinse jewelry and pat dry.
Finish with a polish
Once you’ve given your jewelry a good cleaning, you can finish the process by using a polishing cloth that’s specifically for sterling silver.
There are many other methods that you’ll come across, but we highly suggest these methods because of the gentleness of the ingredients.