Look at the difference just between these pictures! The first 2 on top are my tarnished pieces and these 4 are after doing this process! Such a big difference!
Don’t you hate when you have jewelry pieces and they start to tarnish? Gosh it drives me absolutely nuts! I have a few pieces that my husband bought me throughout the years like my pandora charm bracelet and my Tiffany’s bracelet that I seriously love, but they have tarnished!
Well, I’m so excited to share with you all how to remove tarnish from your jewelry, so they can look like new and you can wear them all over again, and guess what…. it’s all with products you have at home!
No need to buy a certain tarnish removal product.. nothing! I got you!
What You Need
2 bowls or plastic containers (I like to use a pie dish or baking dish)
2 tbsp baking soda
- boil or microwave water. You want the water to be really hot
- while you are heating up the water take aluminum foil and line the entire bowl/plastic container with foil
- once the water is hot, carefully add the hot water into the bowl/container
- add 2 tbsp of baking soda
- stir mixture
- add the jewelry pieces in. It’s important to make sure your jewelry pieces are all touching the aluminum foil. So if you have a lot of pieces that need to be done, do them in batches.
- You will immediately start to see the tarnish being removed from the jewelry. Give it about 30 seconds and stir or flip the jewelry over to remove the tarnish on the other side. If you have a piece of jewelry that is really tarnished, soak for longer. If you have a ring that you need to detarnish, take a pair of tongs or tweezers to pick up the ring from the water and have the ring stand so the tarnish can be removed. Do not place your fingers in the water to get the ring or jewelry as you can burn yourself. Remember the tarnish will to be removed unless the jewelry touched the foil *Beware you will start to smell a rotten egg smell which is the sulphur, but it’s nothing to be alarmed of. That is all the tarnish being removed from your jewelry pieces.
- Once the tarnish is gone, remove from bowl and place in clean bowl with water and a dash of soap
- remove jewerly pieces from clean bowl, lay out and dry with paper towel or cloth
This process works wonders as the chemical reaction of the baking soda and aluminum foil react. Whenever I do this, I like to always change out the hot water, baking soda, and soap within the batches. I find that it makes it work better on the second batch doing this.
So before you throw out your tarnished jewelry pieces, try this!
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Can you put real pearls set in sterling silver into this mix!
Christine Mosley says
Hey there Mary, I am so sorry for the delay, but absolutely! Doing this should not damage the pearl earring at all.