How Do You Clean Tarnish Off of Silver Jewelry?


Quick Answer

Clean tarnished silver jewelry using a variety of household products, including aluminium foil, baking soda, laundry detergent, toothpaste and vinegar. Try mixing 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar with 2 tablespoons of baking soda and leaving the jewelry to soak for several hours. Rinse with cold water.

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All silver jewelry tarnishes over time as it is exposed to oxygen in the air. The tarnish appears as a black coating on the outside of the jewelry, but it is easy to remove. Keeping silver jewelry dry and storing it in a jewelry box or sealed bag when not being worn can prevent it from tarnishing too quickly.

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