If you want your jewelry to always look bright and beautiful, follow our advise on how to clean silver.
There are many things that make silver jewelry dirty, but one advantage of Sterling Silver 925 is that it is very easy to clean and always maintains its properties as it was on the first day. So there is no excuse anymore, choose the option that suits you best and make your jewelry always look new and stunning.
How to clean Silver
There are many different ways and means to clean your jewelry. At San Saru we use a super effective, practical and infallible method that will bring back their shine. Get to know our most effective tricks for cleaning silver. Let's go!
Silver Cleaning with Aladdin Sidol
Cleaning silver with the polish Aladdin Sidol is simple, affordable and fast. This product is made of a cotton impregnated with a chemical composition, it is sold in almost all supermarkets in Spain and its price is less than three euros.
Once you have it, take a little piece of the cotton and rub the silver jewel to be polished. Spread the product evenly over the entire surface. Clean the jewelry with toilet paper to remove excess product. Finally, rinse the piece with soap and water and dry it carefully with a clean and soft cloth.
This product guarantees a longer lasting shine and the effect is immediate, will make your jewelry shine like the first day. Once you try it, you will always wear it!Warning: be careful you are willing to clean your jewelry with Natural Gemtones and make sure the product does not get in touch with the gemstones, as it could damage them. We also recommend you to wear gloves, as the product is corrosive.
Other DIY hacks for cleaning silver
There are many ways to clean Sterling Silver 925. Above we show you the one we use the most because of its effectiveness and practicality, besides, it can also be done at home and does not require much material. But there are other methods you can keep in mind.
Cleaning silver with bicarbonate
This compound is a powerful natural cleaner. Cleaning silver with baking soda is a very useful method, especially for treating small parts that have become blackened.
There are various procedures depending on the type of tool to be polished. For cleaning delicate silver jewelry, the most suitable method is as follows:
Pour water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Then cover a bowl with aluminum foil, leaving the matte side of the foil down. Gradually add hot water to the bowl and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Immerse the jewelry and leave it to work for 10 to 15 minutes, don't forget to stir the mixture from time to time. Then, take the jewelry out of the bowl and clean it with a soft cotton cloth. If the jewelry is not completely shiny, repeat the procedure until it is clean and shiny.
Remember that this method can be used on all 925 Sterling Silver jewelry, except those containing darkened silver details. This shading effect may fade.
Cleaning silver with salt
Another highly practical method is cleaning the jewelry with salt. It is an economical and ecological option that allows you to to polish your jewelry at any time of day. Did you know this little trick?
The procedure is easy: take a container and cover it with aluminium foil, leaving the matt side down. Fill it with hot (boiling) water and add a large spoonful of salt. Then, place the silver jewelry inside and leave it submerged for approximately 10 minutes. Finally, remove the piece and dry it with a clean, dry cloth - it will look very shiny!
The salt water makes the dirt come off the jewelry, while the aluminum acts as a kind of magnet and attracts the particles that blacken the silver to it. You will see how the dirt has stayed on the aluminum!
If the jewel does not look as bright as you would like, you can repeat the process or try another of the methods we suggest.
Last, we show you two more products to clean 925 Sterling Silver, which are available in every house and within everybody's reach. These homemade methods are very cheap and will allow you, in just some minutes, to have your silver jewelry clean. They are not as effective as the previous procedures, but they give good results if the piece is not too dirty. Let's get to know them!
Cleaning silver with toothpaste
To use this method, you must first clean the part with soap and water. Then, put toothpaste on the jewelry and rub it gently with a soft bristle brush. Clean the remains and rinse the piece. Finally, dry it with a cotton cloth.
Cleaning silver with lemon
As in the previous case, this hack is recommended for jewelry that is not blackened. This citrus fruit has multiple uses in household cleaning and it is a good ally for cleaning and preserving silver in a perfect condition. To carry out this procedure, cut a lemon in half and squeeze it. Put the jewelry piece in the mixture and let it work for a few minutes, then rub the piece with a soft bristle brush. Finally, rinse the piece and clean it with a soft cloth. It's that simple!
How to clean your silver jewelry
It is not difficult to get rid of the thin dark film surrounding the piece. Even so, it is advisable to know how to clean silver jewelry according to its shape, type and characteristics. This way, you can dedicate to each piece of jewelry the special care it requires, giving it back the shine of the first day.
How to clean a silver chain
Have you ever wondered how to clean a silver chain? Then you don't need to wonder any further, this problem has a solution and we give you the answer with the following video tutorial.
What you need to clean a silver chain is baking soda and aluminum. In the following video you can see the whole process step by step, in a super easy and visual way. With this little trick you will be able to get excellent results instantly!
Last, remember that this method is only for jewelry without Natural Gemstones, like bracelets and necklaces.
How to clean silver earrings
Learninghow to clean silver earringsis not so complicated. Here is the best way to make your silver earrings perfect. Brilliant as the first day!
You can choose any of the three most common methods to clean your silver earrings: with Sodium Bicarbonate, with Sidol Aladdin or with water and salt. Bearing in mind that earrings are delicate and small pieces, we recommend using Aladdin Sidol.
You won't have to invest a lot of money or spend a lot of time. You just need to buy the product, available in any supermarket.
As we mentioned in previous sections, the procedure is very simple. Take a small piece of cotton and rub the silver earring to be polished. Once ready, clean the jewelry with water and soap and dry it with a cloth.
Finally, remember to check if your earrings are made only of silver or have some kind of ornament or motif of another material. Although Sidol Aladdin is a non-abrasive method, you must be careful not to damage the Natural Gemstones.
How to clean silver rings
To clean the silver rings properly and not to cause any damage to them, we must take some precautions. First of all, it is better to clean the silver rings separately. Secondly, we recommend using soft cloths to dry the silver and avoid scratching or damaging it. And finally, when we go to store them, we must make sure that the pieces are completely dry.
If the piece is not too blackened, you can clean it with non-abrasive detergent. All you need is a container with warm, soapy water inside. Place the silver ring inside and rub your hands together until the dirt is gone. Finally, remove the silver ring and dry it with a soft dry cloth.
If the silver ring needs to be cleaned thoroughly, we recommend using Sodium Bicarbonate or Sidol Aladdin. Take a look at the section "What do you clean silver with" to find out more about these procedures. You'll see how easy it is!
How to clean silver jewelry with precious gemstones
To know how to clean silver jewelry with precious stones is important so as not to damage the part. The safest thing to do is to use natural products, avoiding anything that is considered abrasive or aggressive.
So, what is the best method? We we suggest using water with salt or bicarbonate. As we commented in the section "Cleaning silver with bicarbonate", To carry out this procedure we only need three little things: a little water, a big spoonful of bicarbonate, a deep container and Aluminium.
How to clean silver at home without damaging it
It is essential to know how clean the silver jewelry at home to take care of the material so that it doesn't get damaged. We've already seen several methods of cleaning silver, but what about the instruments?
First, we recommend drying the silver with materials that are soft and delicate. Anything that has a rough or rough touch can leave marks on the jewelry. The most recommended instruments are: soft cloths, cotton and soft bristle brushes.
Finally, remember not to forget maintenance. If your jewelry does not need to be cleaned thoroughly, just spend one minute a day at polish silver. When you take it off, wipe it with a cotton cloth to remove any accumulated dirt. This will avoid the need to use other more aggressive methods.