Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tarnished Sterling Silver???

Got tarnished sterling silver jewelry? I certainly have some, but do not want to use a chemical solution since it may damage the beads: semi-precious, precious gemstones and freshwater pearls. A cotton cloth works, however does not get rid of the tarnish from the intricate details of small jewelry items. So here is something you can naturally clean your jewelry with without damaging the gemstones.

a small bake pan (I used a 9" round)
1 sheet of foil to cover the pan (foil shiny side up)
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
warm water (microwave 1 cup for 2 min)
Sorry I forgot to add the salt in the photo! Put the baking soda and salt scattered in the pan, then put your jewelries in. Pour the warm water slowly in pan, see photo below. Wait until the water cools, then rinse the jewelry with warm water and dry with a paper towel.
Here are the before and after photos:

Now my jewelry looks as good as new! Hope this helps you out!
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