Sunday, February 1, 2009

How To Clean

Cleaning Silver/Gold Jewelry
  1. Hot Water (must be boiling hot).
  2. L ine a bowl with aluminum or use an aluminum pan
  3. Box of Baking Soda
  4. An old tooth brush

Place your silver jewelry in the bowl or the aluminum pan first.
Pour the boiling water into the bowl/aluminum pan so that the jewelry is completed covered by the water.
Then sprinkle in the baking soda into the water. The water will start fizzling and sizzling and steam will come out that smells like rotten eggs. The steam is partly composed of the sulfur (which creates the tarnish). Stir the water a little to make sure all the baking soda dissolves.
After the fizzling stops, you can pour the water out and rinse everything with cold water to wash off the baking soda. Then take the old tooth brush and gently wash the pieces with mild soap. Most of the jewelry will look like new! If some are still tarnished, just start all over again.
Pearls and other gemstones will not be hurt by this process.

Do not use on soft stones, such as turquoise.

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