How can I clean my filigree jewellery?

There are a number of methods you can use for cleaning your filigree jewellery;

Several of our customers have said that they clean their silver jewellery with toothpaste, so today I have decided to try this method and share the results with you.

To start with cleaning any filigree work  use a soft brush to remove any excess dirt.  After an inital clean I coated my bracelet with toothpaste and then proceeded to scrub it with my toothbrush & hot water.

I think I was fairly persistent with my scrubbing and can definitely see a change in the bracelet – photos below.

Use a soft cloth or strong tissue to buff the silver work for an additional shine.



Although I am not 100% sold on the toothpaste cleaning method  I can see a change.  I will investigate different cleaning methods and let you know the results.

For now I’m off to buy myself a new toothbrush before the Konzum closes, thanks for stopping by.


About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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5 Responses to How can I clean my filigree jewellery?

  1. So, what is the prop you have put the bracelet on?

  2. So, what is the white object (the prop you refer to) that you have used to mount your bracelet for cleaning?

  3. MM says:

    I have an a silver filigree bracelet (the filigree is very, very intricate) with ivory inserts – can anyone tell me how to clean it? Its circa 1880-90

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