How to save your silver jewelry
It may be that your silver jewelry no longer looks like it did when you received it. Maybe the color has changed and then it no longer looks nice and new.
This is because it is due to some chemical reactions that cause the surfaces of your jewelry to change. When silver is associated with oxygen, a chemical process takes place in which the silver is oxidized. At the chemical compound, silver oxide is seen to form on surfaces.
Clean your silver jewelry with silver paper
Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this, so do not fear that your jewelry will be wasted. You can actually make it look like when you got it.
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All you need is something:
- tin foil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 spoonful of baking powder
- 3 drops of soap
Start by putting foil in a bowl, with the shiny side up, then add 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 3 drops of soap. Then pour some boiling water into the bowl and put your ugly silver jewelry in the mixture. The water should cover approx. 1 cm above the jewelry. The silver jewelry should be left in the bowl for about 5-25 minutes, depending on how discolored they are. Check every five minutes how the progress is. Rinse them with cold water and wipe with a clean cloth and they are like new!
The silver paper method also works on gold-plated silver jewelry
If you are sitting right now and annoyed that your silver jewelry plated with gold can not be saved, do not be afraid at all.
Your gold plated jewelry can also risk oxidizing. The oxidation and discoloration all depend on the thickness of the gold. Once again, you can use the silver foil method to save them.
The silver paper method can also prepare your jewelry, which is plated with rose gold, as the material contains copper, which is also oxidizing. Therefore, you can easily use the same method to get the look of your fine jewelry back.
Read more about how to care for and store your silver jewelry here.
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