How to clean Sterling Silver?
- Weekly/ Monthly Maintenance
A light cleaning should be done at least weekly if you wear the jewelry a lot or monthly if you don’t. Take this light cleaning as a preventive measure. Polishing silver is pretty simple and fast if you have a chemically treated silver polishing cloths, which you can get pretty cheap from Amazon
- Tarnished Jewellery
If your Sterling Silver jewellery has already lost the shine and started to look dirty with black spots, it is already tarnished. A quick, light cleaning as described will be of hardly any use to bring the silver back. In this case, we would recommend bringing your silver jewelry piece to a jewelry store or repair shop for a professional cleaning.
- Jewellery Cleaner
For a quick touch up, you can find a jewellery cleaning solution online and all you have to do is put the jewellery into the drip tray, leave it there for up to 30 seconds, run the provided brush over the item, and rinse the jewelry under lukewarm water.
- DIY Cleaning Trick 1
Make a thick paste with 1/4 cup baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Apply on the silver using a damp sponge, then rinse with water and dry.
- DIY Cleaning Trick 2
Pour white vinegar in the jar until the jewellery is completely immersed. Let it sit for 2-3 hours, depending on how tarnished the silver is. Then, rinse and dry the jewellery.