Tuesday 19 March 2013

More Silver Shine

My last post was about cleaning sterling silver with a baking soda bath.  For some folks this is a lot of effort or not feasible.
Here are some other ways to keep your jewellery looking pretty:
Resealable Plastic Bag
Plastic bags with a zip lock – Already mentioned in my February 17th blog, this is very effective.  It’s also an easy way to keep jewellery tangle free and to avoid scratches caused by different pieces
Anti Tarnish Cloth
Anti Tarnish Silver Polish Cloths – These cloths are impregnated with a special cleaning compound that removes the tarnish.  The only issue is they also can remove a thin layer of metal, especially silver.  Use sparingly
Anti Tarnish Squares
Anti-Tarnish Strips or Tabs – Mentioned in my March newsletter, these do a fantastic job of avoiding tarnish.  They last about 6 months so buy a good supply and keep the extras in a sealed plastic bag until you’re ready to use them
Silica Gel
Silica Gel Packets or Cylinders – These were also covered in my March newsletter and are as effective as the anti-tarnish strips.  Depending on the type of silica in the packets these continue to work even when full of moisture.  These can also be reactivated.  Check the web for instructions but be aware of the cautions included on the different sites.

Other options – Chalk, Charcoal, and Uncooked Rice all do the job too.  Wrap some up in a paper towel or light cloth bundle and place in your jewellery box.

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