How to clean silver jewellery
One of the most frequent questions we are often asked concerns the cleaning of silver jewellery.
Jewels are precious elements to be kept with care, for this very reason we need to take the right precautions. Care and maintenance are essential to keep the peculiarities of metals and stones unaltered.
It is important to prevent contact with chemicals, cosmetics and perfumes. Daily contact with detergents can damage jewellery, especially if not rinsed thoroughly: soap residues can accumulate damaging the surface of the model, this happens because compared to gold jewellery, silver is less demanding and therefore is also worn daily.
How can we solve this problem?
For periodic cleaning, use appropriate products, a specific cloth, ad hoc immersion liquid, failing which, 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 do-it-yourself methods to make our jewel shine again as just bought and ready to be shown off.
The tricks are simple and easy to do at home within everyone's reach. Let's discover them together!
- The first tip is to get some baking soda, add it to a little warm water, pour it all into a small bowl, let the mixture dissolve, then once it has cooled, immerse your jewel, leave it on for a few minutes and dry it with a delicate cloth and your jewel will finally be as good as new.
- For the next trick you only need a lemon, the step is very simple, you have to take the toothbrush with the lemon squeezed on top and with soft bristles rub it slowly on the silver element in question, I recommend you do this step very delicately to prevent a too sudden movement and the bristles of the toothbrush from damaging and scratching the jewel.
- Another home method consists in reusing the cooking water from the previously boiled potatoes, this action will tend to release a substance that removes traces of oxidation, you just have to immerse the jewel in non-boiling water and wait the necessary time, you will notice that slowly Slowly the tarnish will immediately go away.
Finally, one last trick that might interest you is vinegar, which in the world of cleaning has a thousand uses, one of these is also very effective, its power is to revive a blackened jewel, moisten a rag with vinegar, rub and let it act for a while, the final effect will surprise you, always try to be delicate.
Considering a very important thing, if the jewel is gold-plated like our jewels, i.e. with a special galvanic (in white, yellow or pink gold) you must absolutely avoid contact with agents such as perfumes, salt water, the skin, sulphur, hair spray, chlorine and skins with acid pH.
Often the speed of oxidation depends on the skin and care habits of the person wearing the jewel.
Remember that your jewelry must be treated with care at all times.
This is important to preserve the jewels for a long time and in good condition, keeping them brilliant over time.
Love your jewelry and take care of it as you would yourself.