How to clean silver jewelery
One of the most frequently asked questions is the cleaning of silver jewelery. The jewels are precious elements to be taken care of, precisely for this reason we must devote the right attentions. Care and maintenance are essential to maintain the peculiarities of metals and stones unaltered. It is important to prevent contact with chemicals, cosmetics and perfumes. Daily contact with detergents can damage the jewelry, especially if not carefully rinsed: soap residues can accumulate damaging the surface of the model, this happens because compared to gold jewelry, silver is less demanding and therefore also worn daily. How can we avoid this problem? For periodic cleaning, use appropriate products specific cloth, ad hoc immersion liquid, failing to wash the objects using warm water with a very soft bristle brush, drying them with the utmost care on a soft microfibre cloth.
There are so many methods of making sure that our jewelry returns as bright as just bought and ready to be raised. The tricks are simple and easy to do at home for everyone.
Let's discover them together!
-The first tip is to get sodium bicarbonate, add it to a little pour lukewarm water in a small bowl, let melt the mixture after which, once cooled, immerse your jewel, leave it in place for a few minutes and dry it with a soft cloth and your jewel will finally be like new.
-For the next trick you only need a lemon, the passage is very simple, you have to take the toothbrush with lemon squeezed above and with soft bristles rub slowly on the silver element in question, I recommend you do this passage very gently to avoid a too abrupt movement and the bristles of the toothbrush can ruin and scratch the jewel.
- Another homemade method is to reuse the cooking water of the previously boiled potatoes, this action will tend to release a substance that removes the traces of oxidation, you just have to immerse the jewel in non-boiling water and wait for the necessary time, you will notice that slowly the oxidation stains will immediately go away.
Finally, one last trick that could interest you is vinegar, which in the world of cleaning has a thousand uses one of them is also very effective, its power is to revive a blackened jewel, moistened a rag of vinegar rubbed and let it act for a while, the final effect will surprise you, always try to be delicate.
Considering something very important, in the case where the jewel is gold-plated like our jewels, that is with a special galvanic (in white, yellow or pink gold) you absolutely must avoid contact with agents such as perfumes, salt water, skin creams, sulfur, hair spray, chlorine and skins with acidic pH. Often the speed of oxidation depends on the skin and the caring habits of the person wearing the jewel.
Remember that your jewelry must be treated with care at all times. This is important to keep the jewels long and in good condition, keeping them bright over time.
Love your jewelry and take care of it as you would do with yourself.