This post follows on from the toothpaste cleaning experiment. Todays method of cleaning uses introduces two more common household ingredients, aluminium foil (tin foil), and baking soda. This is a super easy and surprisingly effective method for cleaning your filigree jewellery. The soda is slightly abrasive which enhances its cleaning performance.
I am writing this in regard to cleaning pieces of silver jewellery that DO NOT contain any gemstones, do not use this baking soda and foil method to clean any of your jewellery with gemstones.
- Start by removing any surface dust from your jewellery with a soft cloth.
- Line a small bowl or large cup with aluminium foil
- Put your jewellery in the bowl/cup
- Cover jewellery with small amount of baking soda – enough to just cover your jewellery
- Add enough hot water to cover your jewellery completly
- Swirl the water and soda mixture around your jewellery
- leave your jewellery to soak in the baking soda and water mix for about 15minutes
- Remove jewellery and rinse under warm water to remove any soda residue
- You may use a toothbrush, or similar brush, to get into all the filigree grooves while you are cleaning your jewellery
- Repeat if necessary
- Make sure you dry your jewellery throughly
I was really impressed with the results of this cleaning method, and with how easy it is to make an impressive difference in the appearance of your jewellery in less than 10 minutes, I repeated the steps above three times. My bracelet started looking like this;
and now looks like this;
Do you have any other ‘home remedies’ for cleaning your silver jewellery?
Would love to hear from you and try your methods of cleaning.