Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sterling Jewelry Cleaning Tips

Today I thought I would share some tips for cleaning sterling silver jewelry. Sterling(and copper) are easy to clean as long as you keep up with it. This first tip is something really simple to do and can be done every so often to keep your sterling nice and shiny.

#1. Fill a small bowl or cup with lukewarm water, a little mild detergent, and a dash of baking soda. Mix it up and allow your sterling pieces to soak in it for a couple of hours. It will come out as shiny and new as the day you purchased it. This can also be done with copper and is safe for most gemstones. So simple and easy and no chemicals.

#2. When you are finished wearing a sterling piece for the day, wipe it down with a soft cloth before putting it in a jewelry box.

A great anti- tarnish jewelry box is made byLori Greiner. I have one and it is sensational. Works like a charm. She has many sizes and shapes. They really are fantastic.

So, I hope you take these really simple cleaning tips to heart. A lot of people use products that are not safe for all types of jewelry like pieces with gemstones. My tips are really easy and contain no chemicals.

If you're in the mood for some new sterling pieces, I have several listed in my shop. Like these pictured- Dragonfly Sonata ring and the All Seeing Eye ring. The last one pictured, Art Deco Love Cuff, will be available later today.


High Desert Diva said...

Thanks for the tips!

picciolo said...

great tips!
: )

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's a neat tip for cleaning sterling pieces! I usually use one of those cloths with rouge & the finishing side--it's a pain and gets my fingers full of it. Can't wait to try your tip!

Deckled Edge Bindery said...

It's so funny to run across your post today. I just pulled out a silver necklace to wear today and put it back because it was so dirty. Thanks for the tips.

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