Silver wants to be worn!
If silver jewelry is not worn regularly and stored in a low-air environment, it can turn yellow or even black over time. This unsightly deposit is silver sulfide and can be cleaned with simple home remedies:
- Aluminum foil and salt: probably the most popular method for cleaning silver is to wrap the jewelry with aluminum foil and then place it in a boiling water bath with salt. The silver, on the other hand, shines again and is freed from its “patina”.
- Lemon juice and salt : Use this to polish the discolored silver and then rinse it with warm water. The deposits will also be gone.
- Baking soda : A tried and tested method for cleaning silver is baking soda. To do this, wet a soft brush (e.g. an old, soft toothbrush) with a little water and carefully polish the silver clean with baking soda.
- Toothpaste : Toothpaste is a versatile home remedy. To clean silver you just need to apply a small amount of paste to the tarnished silver, let it work for a short time and then rinse with cold water. Then polish thoroughly dry with a soft cotton cloth.
- Baking soda and salt : Along with baking powder, citric acid and vinegar essence, baking soda is one of the home remedies that can replace practically all cleaning products. With silver, the tarnished item - whether jewelry, cutlery or coins - is placed in a bath of lemon juice for half an hour. The acid helps remove dirt and grease without attacking the silver. It is then placed in a water bath to which baking soda powder is added. The effervescent properties of baking soda further enhance the cleaning effect.
Of course, silver cleaning cloths and baths from the drugstore can also be used. However, these are less gentle and should not be used too frequently.
Unless otherwise stated, our rose and yellow gold jewelry is made of solid 925 sterling silver and finished with the corresponding color. This means that you can also use the cleaning agents mentioned above.
Even jewelry made of mineral stones and silver parts can easily be placed in the recommended baths.
The only thing you need to be careful with is freshwater pearls: never use purchased silver baths. In this case, clean the piece of jewelry with toothpaste and a brush. The pearl can be washed and re-polished at any time with normal hand dishwashing liquid.