How to Clean Your Sterling Silver Jewelry At Home

Cleaning your jewelry at home is easy and can done with just a few ingredients you probably already have at home – baking soda, hot water, aluminum foil and vinegar

Step # 1: Line a Bowl with Aluminum Foil: Take a heat-resistant bowl and line it with aluminum foil, but important here, make sure that the shiny side is facing up. This is where the magic happens!" The aluminum foil creates a chemical reaction that helps remove tarnish from sterling silver.

Step #2: Arrange the Jewelry. Next, take your tarnished sterling silver jewelry and arrange it on the aluminum foil. Make sure each piece has direct contact with the foil.

Step # 3: Sprinkle Baking Soda. Now, grab that baking soda and generously sprinkle it over your jewelry. This humble ingredient is going to help us banish that tarnish.


Step # 4: Heat Up the Vinegar.In a separate container, heat some white vinegar. It doesn't need to boil, but we want it nice and warm. This is the secret sauce for our cleaning solution!

Step # 5: Pour Over the Jewelry. Carefully pour the hot vinegar over the jewelry. You might see a little fizz – that's the chemical reaction working its magic!

Step #6: Let It Soak "Now, let your jewelry soak in this vinegar and baking soda spa for about 1 to 3 minutes. You'll notice the tarnish transferring from the silver to the aluminum foil.

Step  #7: Rinse and Dry Time to give your jewelry a rinse under warm running water. Make sure to get rid of any residue. Then, pat it dry gently with a soft, lint-free cloth.

And there you have it! Your sterling silver jewelry is looking as good as new. This method is perfect for bringing back that beautiful shine. If you found this video helpful, give it a thumbs up, and don't forget to subscribe for more tips and tricks. Until next time, happy cleaning!

At Minimalist Designs, we specialize in custom made sterling silver, gold and diamond jewelry. 

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