Unfortunately, silver is also pretty fragile compared to many more commonly-used metals, and it can quickly develop tarnish, stains, or scratches.
It can also be a bit intimidating to try to clean silver pieces because they are so delicate. However, you don't have to be a professional or use expensive tools to clean your silver yourself.
There are many methods that people use to clean there silver jewelry. But here we are looking for the most natural ways that will not damage your pieces but rather keep then in there most natural state and give them that nice shine.
Here are 3 most natural ways of cleaning your sterling silver jewelry:
Using baking soda, water and aluminium foil
The most effective method to clean silver is to use baking soda. Line a pan or dish with aluminum foil. Make sure the pan is not made of stainless steel because stainless steel has a negative effect on sterling silver that can result in permanent damages to your jewelry.
Place the items in the pan and cover them in baking soda. Pour boiling water into the pan to cover the silver and allow it to sit in the water for a couple of minutes. When it is cool enough, pull out the silver and rub gently with your fingers. Polish the silver with a clean cloth in a lengthwise motion.
Return luster and shine to your silverware and jewelry by soaking it in 1/2 cup white vinegar mixed with 2 tablespoons of baking soda for two to three hours. Rinse under cold water, and dry thoroughly. Its ideal to use a soft cotton piece of cloth to buff and shine your silver.
Place your silver pieces in the bottom of the pot and pour in enough water to cover them. Add 1 tsp. each of salt and baking soda, and bring the water to a boil for 3 minutes. Once the water cools, plunge the silver pieces into warm, soapy water and scrub with a clean cloth. Polish the pieces dry with a second cloth.
Here is a simple hack to keep your silver jewelry from tarnishing.
You know those tiny packets filled with gel that you find in your shoes and many other packaging? Our first instinct is to toss them away. But these tiny packets can come in hardy in helping to keep your silver pieces from tarnishing or corroding. Just slip a silica gel packet in your silver chest or jewelry box to keep those items tarnish free and looking great!
You'll thank me for this tiny tip.