TIP #32: Polish serving silver & jewelry

This comes from my friend Jamie S. from Houston, TX:

"The BEST way to clean jewelry tarnish/silver service is with a toothbrush and toothpaste! The toothpaste isn't abrasive or harsh on the surface. A soft toothbrush won't leave scratches! (or for silver service you can use a soft cloth!) I used to work in retail, and we cleaned our jewelry with a jewelry cleaner. It left the jewelry sticky and stinky, and it would tarnish fast and eventually, it wouldn't get clean after being treated. We started using the toothpaste/toothbrush method, and it worked! Even if you don't have tarnish, it still helps to get that shine back!"

I told her I do this but didn't think it was a "tip" because I thought everyone did. Guess not :)

Also make sure to get those toothbrush bristles under the diamonds with the toothpaste and rinse well for a super clean shine.


Anonymous said...

Another idea...I've heard that cleaning diamond rings can be bad for the diamonds. A toothbrush can actually dislodge the diamonds because gunk gets caught between them and the toothbrush will loosen the stones. A jewelry clean once told me to get a small bowl of Windex and stick it in the microwave for 20 seconds then leave my ring it in for an hour and it will clean it really well!


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