Silver jewelry always gets tarnished when exposed to light and air. However, this does not lower your desire to wear them. And why it should be when it is quite easy to restore its natural glow? Furthermore, you do not need to have silver polish every time you are required to clean your silver jewelry. Here are three easy DIY ways to make your silver jewelry gleaming as fresh.
Toothpaste is a magical ingredient for cleaning silver, just like it is for your teeth. Ensure you use the white paste for removing the tarnish, not the gel or other ones. Apply a bit of paste to the jewelry and rub it with your fingers or delicate cloth. You can also use a soft bristles toothbrush for scrubbing it. Wash with warm water and dab dry with a soft cloth.
All you need is a few drops of dish soap mixed with warm water. Now, take a clean soft piece of cloth, and dip it into the solution. Rub the jewelry to remove the tarnish. Once you are finished with cleaning rinse it with cold water and pat dry with a clean soft cloth.
If the tarnish seems to be rough, try using baking soda as a cleaner. Make a mixture with three parts of soda and one part of water. Now apply it on tarnished jewelry and rub with a cloth. Once the tarnish is gone, rinse and buff dry.
Has this ever happened to you that you have finally picked a beautiful outfit for a function and planned to complement it with your sophisticated silver jewelry? However, you are all set to rock the occasion and get to know that your favorite jewelry is tarnished. These above DIYs are a lifesaver for such situations. After all, you don’t want to run to your jeweler every time you want to wear it.
One thing to remember is that these treatments would not be able to keep the tarnish away forever. Using these methods repeatedly can harm your jewelry as well. Especially the silver plated jewelry need not be rubbed excessively in order to keep the plating from wearing off.