Silver and gold jewellery can tarnish over time. Exposure to air, chemicals in cosmetics and chlorine can all cause a reaction which can leave jewellery looking dull and lifeless.
The problem is that many commercial jewellery cleaners contain ingredients which can be toxic and harmful to the environment. There are, however, many ways to clean your jewellery using better, kinder and safer methods. The methods below help clean all Salvari jewellery pieces, but should not to be used for items with stones or pearls.
1) White Vinegar
Simply place your silver jewellery in a bowl or jar and cover with white vinegar. Leave for at least 30 minutes, longer if it is heavily tarnished. From there simply rinse off and dry.
2) Salt, baking soda, soap and aluminium foil.
This method of cleaning silver naturally is simple and works brilliantly. Line a bowl with aluminium foil and fill the bowl with a cup of boiling water. From there add a tablespoon of salt, half a tablespoon of white vinegar, and a tablespoon of baking soda.
Carefully place your silver jewellery items in the water and let the solution get to work. Then, simply remove your items and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Yes, that’s correct, you can simply boil your gold and silver jewellery to clean it naturally. This will only work for items that are solid gold or silver, but can work effectively at getting them clean. Simply place in a pan and simmer before drying your items carefully.
4) Soap and water
You don’t need harmful chemicals to clean your silver and gold, soap and water can do a great job. All you need is a soft toothbrush to apply the soap to the jewellery before gently scrubbing and washing off with warm water. Make sure the bristles are nice and soft to avoid scratching flat surfaces.
5) Lemon Juice
Silver jewellery (not gold) can be cleaned using lemon juice and baking soda. Simply add the juice of a lemon to some baking soda and water and gently brush over your silver jewellery with a soft toothbrush. Rinse off afterwards.
Silver and gold jewellery is fragile, just like the world we live in and should be looked after just the same. Avoid using chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and seek natural alternatives instead. For more advice on cleaning your gold and silver naturally contact firstname.lastname@example.org