How to Clean Silver Jewelry at Home

July 15, 2013

I always wear the same silver jewelry and hardly ever change my earrings or take them out for weeks at a time. From being in the shower and getting soap residue on them and everyday wearing, they always get pretty grungy and dull. After a little simple research on the internet, I found a great solution to cleaning silver and sterling silver jewelry at home. I do this about once a month and leaves my silver looking bright and shiny!

This is the before pic. You can see that especially the backs to the earrings are black. 
First you line a small bowl with tin foil.
Put in 1 tablespoon each of baking soda, salt and dish soap. 
Pour in 1 cup of boiling water and add jewelry. Let it sit for 30 minutes. 
Fish out the jewelry and rinse them on a plate or another bowl. 
It is hard to see in this dark photo, but everything is clean and shiny!



  1. I want to try this so bad, but I have no tinfoil! Darn it.

  2. Is this safe to do with pieces that have stones in the SS?

  3. I'm so glad you shared this method of cleaning silver! You see I sell Silver and people make it such a chore to clean it when its really simple! And you dont have to use the foil, for the lady that has none! You can also use regular table salt and warm water and rinse very well and make sure you dry with a soft cloth! I like the foil though because it does this molecular sorta thing and takes the tarnish right off it! And now if you could only help me explain the difference in tarnish and turning, youll be my favorite person today? Somehow i cant get people to realize theres a difference? thank you for sharing! Beth

  4. Can I use baking powder

  5. It worked great! I was very surprised with the results.


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