If you own sterling silver jewellery it's important to know the ins and outs of sterling silver care. With this easy step-by-step on how to clean sterling silver, you can get your jewellery sparkling again in no time.
Step 1: Gather a few household items: a soft-bristle toothbrush, mild washing up liquid, a clean microfibre cloth, and a bowl of warm water. Remember, simplicity is key!
Step 2: Find a well-lit and comfortable space to work on. Lay down a soft cloth to prevent any scratches.
Step 3: Fill a bowl with warm water and add a small amount of mild washing up liquid. Submerge your sterling silver jewellery in the soapy solution, allowing it to soak. This gentle soak helps loosen any dirt or residue.
Step 4: Take the soft-bristle toothbrush and, with gentle circular motions, brush away any remaining dirt or tarnish. Pay extra attention to intricate details and hard-to-reach areas. Don't be too vigorous – let the brush do the work to avoid scratching your jewellery.
Step 5: After brushing, carefully rinse each piece with lukewarm water to remove any soap residue.
Step 6: Use a clean, dry microfibre cloth to pat your jewellery dry. Avoid using tissues or paper towels, as they can scratch the metal. Take your time to make sure each piece is completely dry before wearing or storing.
Step 7: Consider using a silver polishing cloth. Gently rub the cloth over the surface of your pieces to restore their original shine.
With a little love and care, your timeless sterling silver treasures will continue to sparkle.
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