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Cleaning silver and gold jewelry: Let your treasures shine again with home remedies

You no longer wear your jewelery because it has tarnished and no longer looks beautiful, but a visit to the jeweler is too expensive for you?
Whether silver or gold jewelry - if it is not cared for, it will quickly become apparent.
Bring your jewelry to shine again yourself with our tips.

Clean silver jewelry

Let's tackle silver jewelry first.
Silver is usually more maintenance-intensive than gold jewelry because it tarnishes faster, especially if it is seldom worn.
If your silver jewelry shows only slight soiling, cleaning with a soft toothbrush and soapy water is sufficient.
The following home remedies can help with heavier soiling or blackened silver:

Clean (blackened) silver jewelry with household remedies

Clean silver with baking soda

Another gentle treatment method is cleaning with baking soda.
Mix some baking soda with a little water and carefully apply the mixture to your jewelry with a soft toothbrush.
Let the paste work for about 30 minutes and then rinse off your jewelry with warm water.
Then dry your jewelry thoroughly.

Clean silver jewelry with aluminum foil

Put chopped aluminum foil in a bowl and pour in hot water. Then add a teaspoon of salt.
Then put your silver jewelry in the salt-aluminum bath.
You will quickly notice how the aluminum foil turns black. It and the salt attract the dirt and discoloration from your silver jewelry and your jewelry shines beautifully again.
Then rinse off your jewelry and dry it thoroughly.
Note: You should not use this method if you have gemstones attached to your jewelry. There is a risk that these will become detached or otherwise affected.

Clean silver with vinegar

Acid is also an effective cleaner. Place your silver jewelry in a small bowl and cover it with vinegar. Depending on how dirty it is, leave the jewelry in the solution for 15 minutes to 2 hours.
Then rinse it off with water and dry it thoroughly.

Cleaning gold jewelry - what helps?

Gold is a relatively soft metal. Therefore, under no circumstances use coarse sponges, hard toothbrushes or aggressive household cleaners.
We also advise against toothpaste, as any microplastics it contains can cause more harm than good.
In the following you will find various home remedies that you can use to spruce up your gold jewelry.

Clean gold jewelry with home remedies

Clean gold jewelry with aluminum foil

The trick with the aluminum salt bath also helps with gold jewelry. Add some aluminum foil to a bowl of water and a teaspoon of salt. Let the gold jewelry soak in for about 30 minutes.
Then rinse the jewelry with water and dry it.

Clean gold jewelry with baking powder

Baking soda helps if the gold jewelry has tarnished.
Put some of it on a soft microfiber cloth and rub it into the gold jewelry. Then rinse your jewelry with warm water and dry it thoroughly.

Clean the gold with washing-up liquid

Fill a bowl with warm, soapy water and add your jewelry. Let the jewelry work for about 30 minutes. Then rinse and rub dry.

Clean gold jewelry with a denture cleaner

Dissolve a tablet of Kukident or something similar in a bowl of water.
Then add your jewelry and leave it in there overnight.
Then rinse your jewelry with water and dry it thoroughly.

Clean pearls with baby soap

Like gold jewelry, pearls do not tolerate aggressive cleaning methods.
Therefore, the following also applies here: distance yourself from strong cleaning agents or coarse cleaning utensils.
Instead, use conventional, pH-neutral baby soap. Put this on a microfiber cloth and use it to gently wipe the pearls off.
Note: Pearl jewelry does not value moisture at all - so dry the pearls particularly thoroughly afterwards.

7 tips to prevent and care for tarnished jewelry

  1. In general, keep your jewelry in a box protected from light.
  2. Polish your jewelry regularly with a soft cloth.
  3. Bead it in a cloth to avoid scratching it.
  4. Avoid tarnished silver jewelry by putting it in plastic bags.
  5. Try to keep cosmetics away from your jewelry - any aggressive ingredients they contain will destroy your jewelry.
  6. Take off your jewelry before going to the swimming pool - chlorine also attacks it.
  7. Persistent moisture is not good for your jewelry - put a piece of chalk in your jewelry box, the eventual one. Absorbs moisture.

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