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Silver polishing cloth
Silver jewelry is classy, beautiful and when polished regularly retains that beautiful right-from-the-jeweler shine. Here are several easy ways to keep your silver jewelry looking tarnish-free and gleaming.
Use a small amount of white toothpaste on a soft cloth and buff jewelry to a shine. Make sure to use a cloth rather than a toothbrush because the bristles can sometimes scratch sterling jewelry's soft metal surface.
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Buy a silver polishing cloth. Sunshine and Connoisseurs brands, among others, make cloths treated with chemicals to combat the the natural tarnishing of silver. Cleaning your jewelry this way will take a little time and effort on your part, but will turn out looking shiny and beautiful.
Lay your silver jewelry in an aluminum dish and sprinkle generously with baking soda. Boil a little water and pour over your baking soda-coated jewelry. In a few seconds your jewelry will be tarnish-free and shiny. Go the extra mile and follow up by buffing your jewelry for a few minutes with a silver polishing cloth.
Go to your local jeweler and buy a cleaner specially formulated for silver jewelry. These can come in the form of silver dips or silver polishing pastes. When using the dip just do a quick in and out with your jewelry followed by buffing with a soft cloth. The paste can be used by rubbing it onto the jewelry, leaving for a few minutes and then buffing clean with a soft cloth.
Take it to Tiffany's. When in doubt the best thing to do is take your Tiffany Silver Jewelry in to be cleaned by one of the store's professional cleaners. This eliminates all guesswork and you won't have to worry about damaging your jewelry.
Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.