Eco Method For Cleaning Silver

If your silver jewellery is heavily tarnished and does not contain any stones, you can clean it some simple household ingredients, you will need:

Aluminium kitchen foil; Bicarbonate of soda; Heatproof dish (not metal)

  • Lightly crumple the foil and use to line the base of your dish (shiny side up)
  • Place your jewellery on the foil (the silver needs to be in contact with the foil to work)
  • Sprinkle over a couple of tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • Pour over water which has just boiled TAKE CARE: bicarbonate of soda will cause the water to fizz up
  • Once cooled remove your jewellery and rinse thoroughly before drying with a soft cloth
  • Once dry a silver polishing cloth can also be used

If your silver is heavily tarnished, you might need to repeat the process more than once.