I don’t have a lot of jewellery, nor silvery for that matter. The silver stuff seems to go dull and tarnished the minute you remove it from its tissue paper. But … I’ve started wearing my silver stuff more often, now that I know an easy method of cleaning it. Easy as can be: just drop it in this mixture, swirl it about a bit, rinse and dry. I first saw this method on telly – that programme with those house cleaning, maniacal woman who invade people’s houses.
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon dish detergent
- 1 cup hot but not boiling water
- 1 piece aluminium foil
Directions:(wear gloves or use tweezers)
- Heat water in the microwave until hot but not boiling.
- Cut a piece of aluminium foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small cereal bowl.
- Pour hot water into the bowl, then the salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid. Stir. Place jewellery on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse jewellery in cool water and dry jewellery completely with soft cloth.
- Discard the solution after use and make a new batch for the next piece of jewellery.
- This works well for silver, gold, brass, and nickled silver.