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Posted By: ExerciseEditor What is the best way to clean silver? - 05/10/11 05:22 PM
I pulled out an old silver choker (flat and plain) and it was pretty tarnished so I cleaned it with that jewelry cleaner that you submerge the piece into and it's better but not as shiny and beautiful as when I bought it. What is the best way to clean silver?
Posted By: cruzxsteel Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 05/25/11 05:33 PM
You will need: a shallow bowl, baking soda, aluminum foil, warm water & a soft brush. Place the foil in the bottom of the bowl and then add your jewelry. Cover with baking soda, and fold the foil over the jewelry making a little pillow...don't close it off completely because water won't be able to mix with the soda. Pour warm water over the entire pillow and let set for a couple hours. After that time, remove everything and rinse off the jewelry while gently brushing away any dirt. You might have to do process over again depending on how tarnished it is.
Posted By: Tanya5 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 06/02/11 08:53 AM
Cleaning it with toothpaste, you can try...
Posted By: skym04 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 06/15/11 02:00 AM
Cleaning it with toothpaste or salt
Posted By: Ljubica Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 07/02/11 08:03 PM
I put the silver in the vinegar, about 10 minutes, then polish it with a soft cloth.
Put a sheet of aluminum foil in a pan and add 2-3 inches of water on top of it.

Mix:

1 tsp of salt
1 teaspoon of the baking soda
Bring the mix to a boil, add the silver and let it boil gently for 2-3 minutes. Make sure that all the silver pieces are covered by the water. Rinse, buff, and dry.
Posted By: Varsha2010 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 07/05/11 04:06 AM
You can buy silver cleaner at the grocery store,and it usually comes with a sponge inside so you can clean it.....
Yeah. this sounds better!!! laugh
Posted By: susanwoo Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 07/11/11 03:28 AM
many way can doit ,not only the toothpaste,you see here, www.phoebebeads.com a blog tell you how to do it .
Try it with toothpaste or Silver cleaning cloth, it is very useful
Posted By: shinebrain Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 08/02/11 10:01 AM
i heard some good ways to get the silver jewelry as new as before. that's to put a piece of tinfoil to the bottom of boiled water, and then put the jewelry on the tinfoil. after several minutes, the jewelries are as new as before.
In My Experience,polishing cloths are an excellent choice for cleaning your sterling silver jewelry.
Posted By: Sekme Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 08/14/11 02:03 PM
Tanya5, I agree - toothpast works well!
Posted By: LindaFdd Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 08/22/11 06:26 AM
According to my experience,toothpast isn't useful.You can try to soak it in Coca-Cola about 12 hours.
The best silver polish is white tooth paste. Dab some on your finger, and rub into the tarnish. For bigger pieces, use baking soda and a clean, damp sponge. Make a paste of baking soda and water. Scoop the paste onto the sponge, and rub the paste into the silver. Rinse with hot water and polish dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Posted By: Susannah Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 09/09/11 11:13 PM
The best way to clean silver is by reversing the tarnishing reaction, and making the silver shiny again. To do this, you will need: a pan or dish large enough to completely immerse the silver in... aluminum foil to cover the bottom of the pan... enough boiling water to fill the pan... baking soda, about 1 cup / gallon of water Line the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil. Set the silver object on top of the aluminum foil. Make sure the silver touches the aluminum. Add about one cup of baking soda for each gallon of boiling water. Pour the hot baking soda and water mixture into the pan, and completely cover the silver. Almost immediately, the tarnish will begin to disappear. If the silver is only lightly tarnished, all of the tarnish will disappear within several minutes. If the silver is badly tarnished, you may need give the silver several treatments to remove all of the tarnish. If you use a polish, some silver is removed. With the aluminum foil method, the silver remains in place. Polishes that contain an abrasive, shine the silver by rubbing off the silver sulfide and some of the silver along with it and can scratch the surface.
Posted By: Varsha2010 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 09/14/11 05:18 AM
I would like to say Put a sheet of aluminum foil in a pan and add 2-3 inches of water on top of it.Mix1 tsp of salt,1 teaspoon of the baking soda Bring the mix to a boil, add the silver and let it boil gently for 2-3 minutes. Make sure that all the silver pieces are covered by the water. Rinse, buff, and dry.
Posted By: Bell@d0nna Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 09/20/11 01:36 PM
The best way to clean silver is let a professional take care of it. My jeweller, Baunat, has for example a very good service for its clients. They use ultrasonic cleaners, a machine that cleans all kinds of jewellery: rings, chokers, bracelets but especially jewellery with many corners and edges, such as diamonds. Most jewellers have one of these cleaners in their offices. You can try to clean it yourself using a brush, warm water and soap but the effect is not that good.
I usually dab some toothpaste with my silver jewelries. Aside from it I mix a mild soapy solution(you can actually use your shampoo) and put it in a water bottle and shake it for a couple of minutes and then rinse and dry it using a soft cloth. Another one which I always do is to boil water with a soapy solution and put my silver pieces in it and making sure that they are all covered with water. I will try it with baking soda and salt.
clean your silver jewelry with lemon believe me this is homely based tip and very effective. When you use it your silver jewelry will be shine.
try natural way to clean. Silvermate is the easiest and safest way to clean you silver and Don't use harsh, abrasive cleaners, as they will scratch the silver.
I agree with parulsharma, lemon can definitely help such. Don't forget to check out LIFO.It's an online home for information and comment on their interests whether it be the latest Hollywood gossip or tips on the trendiest fashions.
Posted By: NYJeweler1 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 11/10/11 06:17 PM
Use a good silver polish then rub it with a soft cloth to make it shine. Store it separately in plastic a bag so it keeps from scratching.
Hi, You can also use toothpaste to clean tarnished silver. Don't use harsh, abrasive cleaners, as they will scratch the silver.
Honestly I would just suggest taking it to your local Jewelry store, any store I have ever been to will clean your jewelry for free while you shop around.
Posted By: dan1987 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 11/30/11 09:43 AM
I've got some silver cleaner, it works well.
Posted By: Alice456 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 11/30/11 11:40 AM
You can use Toothpaste.
Posted By: bkpjewels Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 12/02/11 12:05 PM
clean with tamarind... the silver will glow if you clean it with tamarind.
Posted By: jodiemt Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 12/15/11 05:01 AM
Oooh, wow. I've never tried any of these options before for my silver. Good suggestions guys. Thanks!
Posted By: ashusood Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 01/19/12 06:18 AM
you can also polish the silver with the lemon for shine its also helpful to clean the silver
buy a silver cleaner, try the liquid one and not the powder typr.. Just keep it on a proper place after using it :)
Posted By: nk22 Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 02/01/12 11:02 AM
You will need: a shallow bowl, baking soda, aluminum foil, warm water & a soft brush. Place the foil in the bottom of the bowl and then add your jewelry. Cover with baking soda, and fold the foil over the jewelry making a little pillow...don't close it off completely because water won't be able to mix with the soda. Pour warm water over the entire pillow and let set for a couple hours. After that time, remove everything and rinse off the jewelry while gently brushing away any dirt. You might have to do process over again depending on how tarnished it is. BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!
Posted By: Julie J Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 06/08/12 12:49 PM
I think toothpaste is best to clean the jewelry. it is harmless also. i would suggest you to use this :)
Posted By: johnbreto Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 10/11/12 11:50 AM
If your jewellery is silver only, without gems, and you only need to remove dirt build-up on untarnished jewellery, you can use mild soap in water and a very soft toothbrush. The toothbrush really needs to be very soft as silver scratches easily. You could also use a soft artist's brush. Make sure you pat your silver jewellery completely dry before storing. Some sites suggest to use toothpaste as a silver cleaner. This is fine for some silver items, but on jewellery this can leave scratches and I advise to use this method with caution.
Posted By: Mary John Re: What is the best way to clean silver? - 10/18/12 06:23 AM
[quote]Try it with toothpaste or Silver cleaning cloth, it is very useful[/quote] I'd never tried this method to clean silver. I think it is really easy to do. I would like to follow this method. Thanks
Hey I suggest you to only use jewelry cleaner.
you can use the toothbrush with the mild soap water to clean silver jewelry.
you can use the toothbrush with the mild soap water to clean silver jewelry.
Take some lime and salt and rub it on the surface of silver item, then wash it with normal water. It citricus content in lime removes all dust and rust over it and also give a shiny look to it. !!!! I have experienced this many time and it really works !!!!
The most economical way is to use toothpaste or salt for cleaning silver. Also, you can dip it into vinegar and wash it after 15 minutes. Or using silver cleaner would be much easier and safe for your old silver choker.
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