Whenever you buy silver chains, rings etc. , you should know how to keep it clean and sparkling. Every silver jewelery shop provides silver polishers, and other toxic and not so environmentally friendly methods. If you want to be able to clean silver by yourself and the green way, the following tips are for you.
When your silver becomes dull, no matter if it is your precious chain or necklace or even silver cutlery, cleaning is the solution. It will give you a peace of mind when you know that no harsh chemicals will be used, so your skin and health won’t be affected. It is not like sofa cleaning when dry cleaning is involved and chemicals, too.
Tip 1: When the silver jewelery is tarnished, don’t start with the silver polish, it will scrub the upper layer and lead to more damage instead. It may break down into pieces when it gets thinner.
Tip 2: Here is the recipe. You need warm water, one aluminum plate, some baking soda and salt. In case you have no aluminum plate, cover a regular one with foil. Then make a solution of 1 tablespoon soda and one tablespoon salt. Let them dissolve well in the water, stir well. Put the silver item in the solution.
Tip 3: The solution is quite strong, so result will be immediate, but don’t leave it for too long. If it is decorated with precious stones, you should have it professionally polished. Don’t risk damaging the stones.
Some extra effort to polish the silver item afterwards will make it spick and span. Bear in mind that this solution should not be spilled on sofas, carpets, as some professional sofa cleaning may be required to remove the spill.
So now you know how to clean silver items, so your rings, necklaces, etc will never be tarnished again.« « previous post: How to Lose Weight While Cleaning | next post: Easy Steps to Clean the Tiles » »