Has your silver jewellery tarnished and seen better days?

Especially with all the hand sanitisers we are using to help prevent the spread of Covid 19.

Here is a great way of cleaning it.

All you need is some foil, a plastic container, water and bicarbonate of soda

Bring water to a boil (enough to completely submerge your piece of silver) and line your plastic container with a piece of aluminum foil, shiny side up (it’s OK if you need to use several sheets overlapping in a larger container).

Fill your container with boiling water and then add baking soda, roughly 2tbsp per litre of boiling water. Next, add the silver, making sure it touches the aluminum foil.

Immediately you’ll see a bit of bubbling and fizzing, and gradually you’ll see the tarnish being lifted from the silver, revealing the shiny lustre underneath.

After a few minutes, remove the silver (carefully – it’ll be hot) and remove any lingering tarnish by drying it with a soft cloth.

If your piece is badly tarnished, you may need to repeat the process a few times.

I’d love to see your before and after photos.  Upload them to Facebook and Instagram and tag me in them @joonsilver so I can check them out!

Happy cleaning!

Jo x

Before and After Results

 

One of my customers Sarah tried it with her Silver Spoon ring and was thrilled with the results and says the photos don’t do the results justice!

Silver Spoon Ring before cleaning

Before cleaning

Silver Spoon Ring before cleaning
Silver Spoon Ring after cleaning

After cleaning

Silver Spoon Ring after cleaning