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How to clean silver jewelry to a shine in 15 minutes: useful life hacks

Yulia PoteriankoLife
You can restore silver shine at home

Silver jewelry is very popular due to its hypoallergenic properties and spectacular appearance. However, 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 jewelry is sulfur dioxide. It is this compound that oxidizes when exposed to air and makes your favorite earrings or rings darken. You can refresh the look of your jewelry at a jeweler's shop or with the help of special factory-made liquids. However, you can also do it with home remedies.

How to clean silver at home?

Salt effectively fights the darkening of this metal. Pour hot water into any container and add ordinary table salt, stir it, and put the jewelry in the salt 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 jewelry. Take a teaspoon of each of these products per liter of hot water and mix everything thoroughly. Keep the silver in this solution for 15 minutes and rinse under running water. You can also apply this solution to individual elements of the jewelry if you need to clean it partially.

Laundry detergent can help to clean tarnished 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 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.

Coca-Cola 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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