Thursday, May 14, 2020

How to DIY Clean Tarnished Silver Accessories the Natural Way

We are now on Day 59 of the lockdown, and can you believe that we stayed indoors for this long and still counting. This morning as I was getting myself ready for the day I gazed outside the window and thought of how time passed by so quickly. I was trying to recall the first day when the government ordered the lockdown. 
We were at work and the memo from our head office stated that we need to go home to comply with the government's directives. March 17, 2020, was the last time I was out of the house. Since then I never left nor stepped out...with that I had a lot of time in the house and was able to check on things, from my things down to the things I wasn't able to check because we were busy at work and time then were so limited. 

One of which was my jewelry box containing my sterling silver accessories, I kept all of them in a separate box from the gold accessories, and when I checked some of them were already tarnished! 

Now is the perfect time to do some DIY cleaning with these pair of earrings. 



I have not worn these for many years and kept it, as you can see the tarnished color. 

You will be needing the following:

1. Ample amount of baking soda.
2. An old toothbrush with a soft bristle. 
3. Tap water to soften the baking soda.
4. A flat container dish. 

Rub the baking soda to the silver earrings with water. 

Gently brush the baking soda to the earrings and you will notice the changes. 


I left it soaked in the baking soda with water for less than an hour, repeating the process of brushing it gently. 

Rinse with water and pat dry it with a clean cloth. 

           Before                                                    After


      
You can see the big difference between the two. 



I was able to wear it again and this time at home not at a party, haha! 

And the best part of it was I didn't spend much money to have it clean, I did not buy any chemicals for cleaning, or have it professionally done! 






21 comments:

  1. I had no idea there was a natural way! I am going to bookmark this!

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  2. Oh nice, I'll try this out for sure. I have many pieces that I need to clean up!

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  3. Wow! That is an incredible difference. I have never taken the time to clean my jewelry but I have a box full that defiantly needs some scrubbing. That is a great project to do while we are staying at home.

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  4. I've used this method before and it does work perfectly.

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  5. So cool! Baking soda is one of my favorite household products, but never thought to use it for silver. Great tip!

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  6. I've never knew how to clean tarnished silver. However, your way is pretty simple and the result is outstanding! :)

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  7. Your post is really helpful. Looking forward to giving your tips a try.

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  8. Glad that I have everything on the list needed at home right now. Might do some jewelry cleaning soon.

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  9. Who knew it was so easy to clean silver this way! I definitely have some jewelry that could use a good cleaning like this so I will have to give it a try.

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  10. I had no idea this method could be used. Your results speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Your earrings are super cute! I have several sterling silver pieces that are in need of polishes so I'll be using your technique on them!

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  12. Since you have shared this you have inspired me to clean all my jewelry. It is amazing what a little polish can do.

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  13. This is such a great remedy for the rusty jewelry. I got to used this in my accessories too.

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  14. I have some earrings from my mom that are tarnished. I'll have to try this, I always thought that I needed silver polish to clean them.

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  15. Wow it is just amazing to know...This DIY way is really very helpful for every of us... i have heard something about it before but wasn't sure but now results are before me .... its simply great... (World in Eyes)

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  16. Wow! This is awesome and can really save time and money. I will definitely let my wife know about this.

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  17. Thanks for the tip! Now I know how to clean a tarnished silver!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  18. Thanks for this genius hack! This helps to bring back life of our old silver jewelries :)

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  19. This is really interesting! I never knew this.

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  20. Wow thanks for sharing this. I have some silver neckless that needs to be cleaned. I will definitely try this method.

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  21. Wow this makes a huge difference and really brings these pieces back to life. Thanks so much for sharing

    Laura x

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