How to clean tarnished silver jewelry

Friday, May 16, 2014
Lately, I've been reorganizing and straightening my room. Well, actually I've been doing that since I was done with finals aha... Anyway! While straightening up my jewelry section of the room, I found these silver bracelets that I used to wear all the time. They surely do not look like how they used to look. They actually looked a bit gross, so I decided to try the tooth paste trick that I heard about a long time ago. I thought, why not give it a try? So I did!

All you need is toothpaste and a tooth brush.
I just used whichever toothpaste I had at home and an old toothbrush I found in our bathroom closet.

As you can see, midway through cleaning this bracelet, I realized I should be blogging about this to share with you guys haha.

I just squirted some toothpaste on the sink and just took the toothbrush and started scrubbing away!

It definitely works on real silver jewelry!

Then, I tried it on a bracelet that is not made with real silver.

It works, too!
There are a few scratches and missing flakes, but it is because it is made with mixed metals and cheap materials - not because of scrubbing too hard with the tooth brush.

So I guess in conclusion, toothpaste really does work on silver/silver-looking jewelry!
I was definitely impressed. I guess it makes sense since toothpaste is a base, and the tarnish is cause by acids so they neutralizes each other out and viola! Back to being shiny jewelry!

I hope this post was helpful for those that are troubled with their jewelry tarnishing.
Let me know if you tried it!
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3 comments on "How to clean tarnished silver jewelry"
  1. I use the same method like yours with the toothpaste c:

  2. wow I never knew this :o (or maybe I have heard but just don't remember..) I'll definitely try this!! :D Thanks~!

  3. I have so much silver jewelry that this would be so helpful!


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