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How to Clean Silver Jewellery at Home or Take Care of Sterling Jewellery Shine

Silver jewellery being affordable and attractive is present in every house nowadays. But due to humidity exposure, gradually with time, it gets tainted and turns black losing its initial shine. How to clean and polish silver jewellery at home naturally? How to maintain their look and shine over a longer period of time? How to preserve your silver heirloom within budget with stuff found in your kitchen or bathroom?

Let’s look into some cheap but effective household methods to keep your silver as good as new.


Take a soft bristled toothbrush. Apply some tooth paste on the silver jewellery. Gently rub the item making small circles. As you see the toothpaste turning black, wash it with lukewarm running water. Rinse thoroughly and dry off  using a soft cloth or towel. Be careful not to be too rough in your washing or drying as it may result in dislodging of any precious stone embedded in your jewellery


Take a bowl. Line the bottom with aluminium foil or add a few strips of aluminium foil. Half fill the bowl with hot water. Add few tablespoons of salt to make it a saline solution. Gently drop your silver jewellery into it. Swirl it around and leave it in the solution for few minutes. Aluminium with salt act as magnets to pull out the grime off your silver jewellery. Remove and rinse under running water. Lastly, dry off with a soft towel.


Vinegar- Make a smooth paste of 2 teaspoonful of salt, 2 cups of white vinegar and ½ cup of flour. Coat your jewellery and set aside for 15-20 minutes. Rinse under warm water and dry using a soft cloth.
Baking Soda- Rub your jewellery using a damp sponge with a paste of baking soda and water.
Gruel- Use starch water left after boiling rice to dip your jewellery in. Brush lightly and rinse off.
Mild Detergent- Soak jewellery in warm water having dissolved detergent. Rinse in cold water and pat dry.

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