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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DIY Silver Jewelry Cleaner

It's finally warm enough for t-shirts and blouses. Too bad my Elsa Peretti open-heart necklace is so tarnished. I'm never going to buy silver polish. I've tried cleaning silver with baking soda but no luck. Here's an easy way to clean silver jewelry with things you probably have around the house:

Step 1. Put your silver jewelry in a glass jar
with a small piece of aluminum foil.

Step 2. Add a tablespoon of salt.
Fill the jar about 1/3 full with warm water.

Step 3: Give the jar a gentle shake
to agitate the contents.

Check your jewelry in about half an hour. It works!



Apparently, the silver is attracted to the aluminum and sodium. You may need to leave your jewelry in longer if it's heavily tarnished. 


  1. Warming the baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) and turning it into a kind of paste can often help, but you are getting great results! Well done! I think more people should make an attempt to clean their silver jewelry at home, silver is underrated!

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  3. Thanks for great information you write it very clean. I am very lucky to get this tips from you.

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