How to restore the shine of silver jewellery in 15 minutes: useful home life hacks
Silver jewellery is very popular due to its hypoallergenicity and spectacular appearance. But they have one unpleasant feature: the metal can tarnish from time to time.
Fortunately, this can be controlled. According to Kobieta, you can stop the process of silver darkening with the help of improvised means that can be found in every home.
Why does silver turn black?
A component of the silver alloy used in jewellery is sulphur dioxide. It is this compound that oxidises when exposed to air and makes your favourite earrings or ring darken. You can refresh the look of your jewellery at a jeweller's or with the help of special factory-made liquids. But you can also do it with home remedies.
How to clean silver?
Salt effectively fights against the darkening of this metal. Pour hot water into any container and add ordinary table salt, stir it and put the jewellery in the saline solution for several hours. Then simply rinse the silver under running water and wipe it with a soft cloth.
A solution of baking soda and vinegar also helps to clean silver jewellery. Take a teaspoon of each of these products per litre of hot water and mix everything thoroughly. Keep the silver in this solution for 15 minutes, after which it should be rinsed under running water. You can also apply this solution to individual pieces of jewellery if you need to clean them partially.
Washing powder can help to cope with darkened silver. Put a glass of detergent in a bowl of hot water. Silver items should be kept in soapy water for only 5 minutes.
Toothpaste also restores shine to silver. Apply a thin layer to the darkened part and leave it on for a few minutes. Do not rub the metal, as this can scratch it. It will be enough to hold the product and gently rinse it off.
And finally, Coca-Cola - it will also cope with the darkening of silver. Dip your silver item in a glass of carbonated drink and keep it for at least 12 hours.
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