3 Easy Ways to Remove Tarnish from Your Jewelry

If you own silver jewelry, you know how quickly it can become tarnished. Many people invest in jewelry polish, but what you may not know is that it can damage your jewelry. If you have silver plated pieces, depending on the thickness of the silver, you can actually rub off some of the metal.

Here are some easy do-it-yourself ways to remove tarnish from your jewelry without harming any of your beloved pieces.

  • If your tarnish is relatively new, you can use something as simple as a polishing cloth. Oxidation can damage deeper than just the top layer of your silver jewelry so this will only work if the tarnish is just on the surface.

  • For deeper tarnishing, you can let your jewelry sit in warm water mixed with salt and baking soda. These agents are gentle on jewelry, but tough on tarnish. Put the ingredients in an aluminum dish for even stronger cleaning power!

  • You can also take a mixture of warm water and baking soda and scrub your jewelry with a soft toothbrush. Don’t use too much elbow grease to ensure you don’t damage your silver.

Most jewelry stores will provide semi-annual or annual cleanings for your jewelry. Here at Hamra, we will evaluate your jewelry by checking the prongs, any clasps and will remove tarnish from your jewelry.

If you have any questions about how to care for your jewelry, visit our luxury jewelry store in Scottsdale. We can make sure you’re taking all the proper steps to make your jewelry last for as long as possible.