How to clean your silver jewelry?

Why does silver darken?

Silver is known to be a very durable material, but over time and frequent use, it can darken.

Just because silver darkens does not mean it is of poor quality. This phenomenon is due to the chemical reaction that occurs when silver comes into contact with hydrogen sulfide present in the air. Other factors also influence such as the pH of our skin, the use of colognes, soaps, makeup, exposure to the sun and the place where we store our jewelry.

Therefore, we are going to recommend some tricks to brighten and restore shine to your silver jewelry .

Clean your jewelry with neutral soap

If your jewelry is slightly darkened, you can clean it with neutral soap and water. To do this, just put a little soap on your hands, take the pieces and rub them. You can use a soft brush or cloth for a deeper cleaning. After cleaning, rinse with water and dry.

Clean your silver jewelry with baking soda and water

If your jewelry is very darkened, the simplest, cheapest and most effective way to clean your jewelry is a home remedy with baking soda, aluminum foil and hot water. This method works very well for silver chains

The method consists of following the following steps:

  1. Line the inside of a bowl with aluminum foil. It is important that the brightest part of the paper is on top.
  2. Heat water in a saucepan and, when it is boiling, pour the water into the lined bowl.
  3. Baking soda is added.
  4. Add a ball of aluminum foil and the jewel to the inside of the bowl, and stir with a spoon.
  5. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  6. The jewel is removed and dried carefully with a cloth.

So that you can see the process in detail, we add the following video .

Clean your silver jewelry with "magic cottons"

The "magic" cotton Aladdin Sidol*. It is a very quick and effective option for cleaning your silver jewelry, in addition to being quite economical and accessible. You can find it in several supermarkets for around 4 euros: Eroski, El Corte Inglés, Hipercor, and on Amazon.

(*) It is not a promo, but we really believe that it is the best in terms of quality-price.

Its use is very simple since it is enough to Take a piece of cotton and rub the jewel carefully . If the jewelry contains zircons, stones, or other materials other than silver, these should not be rubbed with cotton.

After cleaning the silver jewel with cotton, we use kitchen paper to remove the remaining product . If you want a deeper clean, as a final step you can soak your jewelry in soap and water.

It should be noted that all our Silver jewelry is rhodium plated, so it has anti-allergenic properties, a high quality finish , greater shine , and great resistance to wear .

We hope these tips help you keep your jewelry as impeccable as the first day!

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