HOW TO CLEAN SILVER JEWELLERY?
1.Vinegar: Get half cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoon of baking soda into a pan and shrug the baking soda and vinegar four to five times with a spoon to mix the two ingredients will you see a bubbling reaction. Place your jewellery into the solution and allow it to be there for two to three hours. Remove the jewellery from the container and swill it under running water to remove the vinegar and baking soda residue. Dry the jewellery with a soft and clean cloth before storing in a clean pouch
2. Aluminium foil: Simply set a small bowl with aluminium foil and fill it with hot water. Mix in one tablespoon of bleach-free powdered laundry detergent and put the jewellery in the solution for one minute to soak it out. This procedure use the chemical process known as ion exchange to clean up the surfaces of ornaments. Rinse well, air-dry and store in pouch for ready-to wear occasions.
3. Ammonia solution: Ammonia solution also cleanses the tarnish from silver. Make a solution by mixing altogether 1-2 tablespoons of ammonia, 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwasher and 1/4 cup of water. Dip a cotton swab or take a soft bristled toothbrush, and clean the surface of the jewellery gently. If the tarnish is too obdurate than dip the jewels in the solution to take it off easily.
Maintaing and storing your silver or stone-studded jewellery:
1. Silver or stone-studded jewellery should never be kept with other metals or in the open.
2. Your silver trinkets should be tightly packed while storing them in a small zippered plastic bag. It will not only hold your jewels in a good condition but would also prevent other jewellery from rubbing with each other which can cause scratches. The jewellery would be shielded from the air, which can causes fast discoloration.
3.Don't ever leave your silver jewellery lying around against bare timber as it consists of an acid that will surely tarnish the exterior of the silver, also shield it from paper as well as cardboard, since they are lumber pulp produces which would yield similar result, so avoid keeping silver in envelopes or even in small cardboard boxes as well.
4. You can also purchase some anti-tarnish pads and line the base of your jewellery box.
5. Allow body lotions and perfumes to dry completely before putting on the glistening jewels onto yourself as the chemicals present in them would bond and react with the copper and alloys present in silver which would in-turn speed up the process of tarnishing dramatically.
6. Removing your jewellery while you bath or swim isn't necessary; just rinse with soap and water afterwards to clean off the residual chemicals from your jewels.
7. If you do stain your jewellery with make-up, perfumes, foods and drinks, then rinse immediately with water and soap.