Home hacks: Home tip to clean your silver jewelry

Silver jewelry can turn black for a few different reasons. One common reason is tarnish, which is a thin layer of corrosion that forms on the surface of the silver. Tarnish is caused by a chemical reaction between the silver and sulfur in the air, and it can be accelerated by things like humidity, perspiration, and perfumes.

Another reason that silver jewelry might turn black is because it has come into contact with certain chemicals or substances. For example, silver can react with certain types of wood, rubber, or leather, causing it to turn black.

Finally, silver jewelry can turn black if it is not cared for properly. For example, if it is not stored in a dry place or is not cleaned regularly, it may become tarnished or dirty, causing it to turn black.

If you have silver jewellery but it has been stored for a long time and is dull, worn or black in colour, in this article we will explain how to properly clean these items so that you can enjoy them.

Tip 1 for used silver:
You’ll have to:

  • Hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • bowl
  • aluminum foil
  • cooking pot
  • drying paper

What should you do:
– Place the pan with half the water on the heat and wait for it to boil.
When this happens, add the two tablespoons of salt so that it dissolves in it.
– Place the aluminum foil on the inside surface of the bowl, making sure the shiny part is on the inside.
– When the foil is inside the bowl, pour the hot salted water inside
– Then place your silver jewelry and sprinkle the baking soda inside the container.
– Once done, leave for 15 minutes, you will notice how in a few minutes a chemical reaction will occur in which foam will come out.
– After the allotted time has elapsed, remove the silver jewelry and dry it with the drying paper.

Tip 2 for silver turned black:

You’ll have to:

  • lukewarm water
  • toothpaste
  • 2 microfiber cloths
  • soft bristle toothbrush

What should you do:
– Dampen the microfiber cloths with water along with the surface of the jewellery you wish to clean.
– When very wet, add a little toothpaste.
– When the jewel is covered with it, rub with the damp cloth and with the toothbrush to clean thoroughly and effectively.
– Rinse with water and dry with the other microfiber cloth to leave the jewellery ready and shiny.

Tips for cleaning and protecting your jewelry

Clean them after use: This can be a bit tedious but it is necessary to protect the jewel, after use it is enough to clean it with a soft cloth.
Store them properly: store them in silk cloths and plastic containers because contact with air and perfumes can make them dirty or lose their luster.

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