Over time, it is natural for silver jewelry to tarnish from constant exposure to hyrogen sulfide that can be found in the air. However, prolonged and even brief contact with chlorinated water can also damage your valuable jewelry, leaving it with a dull and blemished surface.
If your silver becomes tarnished from exposure to chlorinated water or household chemicals, a simple cleaning process with products found in your home can remove the ugly stains and restore its finish.
Things You'll Need
- Large bowl
- Aluminum foil
- Baking soda
- Hot water
Tear a large sheet of aluminum foil (enough to cover the inside of your bowl) and place it inside the bowl. Press the aluminum foil firmly against the sides and bottom of your bowl, folding the edges of the aluminum foil over the lip of the bowl.
Put your jewelry inside the bowl and carefully pour hot water water over it.
Pour baking soda into the bowl (one cup per gallon of water). The soda will begin to bubble.
Soak your jewelry for half an hour. You may want to set a timer.
Remove your jewelry from the water and rinse it in cool water. Dry jewelry with a towel.