TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Cleaning Jewelry at Home* - EntornoInteligente

Trinidad Express / These days, for a number of reasons, one may not be comfortable taking one’s cherished jewelry to a jeweller or any other such service provider to be cleaned. And considering the economic times in which we live, every opportunity to save a dollar is welcome. So here are some simple tips to clean your jewelry yourself using inexpensive household items. The best way to clean silver jewelry: Rub the jewelry, then rinse in cool water and buff with a cloth until dry. For heavier tarnish, mix a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (not paper towels, which can scratch. You can also add white vinegar to the baking soda: Use this gentle cleaner to remove heavy tarnish that’s preventing you from polishing your silver. Soak the tarnished piece in a solution of ½ cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp baking soda (be prepared for the fizzing!) for two to three hours, then rinse and dry.

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