Over the past few years, I would go into my jewelry box to find a certain piece I wanted to wear… only to notice that the piece was tarnished. I would tell myself ok, next time I go to the store I need to see if I can find something to clean them with. Only to remember that quest the very next time I went into my jewelry box to look for something. (sigh)
So today, in discussions with a friend – she says just use water, aluminum foil and baking soda to remove the tarnish. Who knew? Well probably everyone but me…
1. Here are the pieces I decided to clean. They are all sterling silver.
2. Close up of one of the rings
3. To test it out, I used the following: small glass bowl, a piece of aluminum foil that I crumpled, a tablespoon of baking soda, and boiling water
4. I placed my jewelry into the bowl and boiled water in the microwave (about 2 1/2 mins for 2 cups). Then I poured the bowling water into the bowl, using just enough water to cover the jewelry.
5. I stirred the concoction using a plastic knife and let it sit for about 10 mins.
6. Afterwards I rinsed off the jewelry in warm water and dried them with a towel.
I would highly recommend this to anyone needing to clean sterling silver. I certainly will use this again vs any store bought chemical cleaner.