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How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

There are easier ways to restore the brilliance in sterling silver and bring back the sparkle.

Tammy Pinkerton

When Grandma cleaned tarnished  sterling silver, she reached for polish in a container, applied elbow grease, and hours later she was done, grime had disappeared.

There are easier ways to restore the brilliance in sterling silver, and bring back the sparkle. Just use good old fashioned soap and water, but purpose it in a special way.

First retrieve a bowl from the cabinet, and line it with tin foil. Then add a cup of warm water. Add a dash of salt, and a sprinkle of baking soda, and a few drops of dishwashing soap. Mix it up. Don’t drink it!

Drop the classic necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings , and pins into the bowl and let them soak for five or ten minutes.

Locate an old toothbrush and brush away dirt and grime. You are about to witness brilliance and shine.

 Don’t brush your teeth with that toothbrush again.

Empty the bowl of warm water, and fill it with a cup of cold water. Soak the vintage sterling silver jewelry pieces there. Then dry the silver with a towel, and Grandmas Jewelry will once again twinkle with that old fashioned dazzle.

By grandmasjewelry123.com

I have been buying and selling vintage and antique jewelry for about 7 years. Mostly on ebay. I like unique and one of a kind pieces of jewelry and prefer old over new. Vintage jewelry is a little like me, not so easy to fit in a box.
I have a masters degree in social work and practiced for 15 years in an outpatient community mental health center. . I have innovated a couple of products. Own rental property and managed it for years. I have bought and sold a variety of products in my life time, and currently my focus is on vintage Jewelery. I suppose it's easier then sitting home knitting a sweater.