Sterling silver is a beautiful metal but being an element of the earth it reacts to the environment around it which can cause it to tarnish. While solid gold doesn’t tarnish or fade, it may still need a little pick-me-up from time to time. There are many commercially available chemical cleaners on the market but we thought we would share three eco-friendly alternatives using things that you probably already have in your pantry that work just as well.
Light Wash- for removing everyday dirt and grime from your gold and silver pieces
1 tsp of dishwashing soap
1 cup of warm water
Bowl or shallow dish
Old oft bristle toothbrush
Mix the soap into the water until fully dissolved. Let your jewellery sit in the solution for about a minute, then the toothbrush to gently scrub clean. Rinse with clean water and rub dry with a soft cloth.