Silver is a metal which goes well with any gemstone and looks beautiful on everyone. Silver has been the inexpensive, versatile and brilliant choice for wealthy and poor alike.
The silver jewellery has a beautiful gleam, but this luster is very simply diminished by tarnishing. It is essential to keep your silver from the blackening tarnish either by commercial cleaners or by homemade cleaners.
Homemade silver cleansers
Homemade cleaners are affordable and healthy. They can be prepared simply by using the ingredients of your kitchen.
Soap and warm water
Clean your silver jewellery with warm water and a mild cleaning liquid. In a cup of lukewarm water, put a few drops of dishwashing liquid and rinse the ornament in it. After that, wash off in clear warm water. One the piece is washed, wipe of the ornament gently with cloth to remove tarnish. This should always be the primary step when cleaning silver jewellery.
Baking soda is easily found in most kitchens and they make an economical choice for silver cleaners. Take half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with few drops of water to make a paste.
Then take a clear soft cloth and gently apply very small portion of the paste on the jewellery. Then rub the paste on the jewellery to remove the discolouring tarnish. Keep in mind to be very patient and do the silver cleaning with utmost care with pea-sized portions.
For the designs and crevices, a good toothbrush should be brought in use. You should dip the bristles into the baking soda paste and rub the crevices with it. Once done, then wash off the piece in warm water and pat dry.
Don’t ever use toothpastes instead of the baking soda paste because nowadays toothpastes contain a lot of agents which can permanently discolour your sterling jewellery piece.
Lemons in Olive Oil
Lemons are used to clean because of their acidic nature. You have to take 1 tsp of olive oil and mix it with half a cup of lemon juice.
Take a muslin cloth and dip it in the solution, and gently polish your silver it with. Gentle swipes with a soft hand should be made to polish the ornament. After polishing, rinse the jewellery and pat dry with a dry cloth.
Baking Soda with white vinegar
Baking soda with white vinegar is a mild cleanser and can be used to remove even heavy tarnishing off the silver necklaces. Take ½ cup of white vinegar and combine 2 teaspoons of baking soda in it. Mix the solution well and then leave your jewellery in the solution for three hours. Once you take your tarnished silver jewellery out of the solution, you will notice that most of the black tarnish is gone. Rinse in warm water and dry. Then buff up the silver like its former glory.
Although commercial cleaners are easy to purchase, but they have strong chemicals in them which can cause long term harm to your silver and also your skin. If the fumes of these cleaners are breathed in, it can cause many health issues. Thus, one should use homemade cleaners in order to preserve the brilliance of your silver jewellery Perth and our health.