Sterling Silver + Glass Cleaner

By on May 4, 2017
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tip for May 5th, 2017

Sterling Silver + Glass Cleaner

by Marilyn Gardiner

Today our tip comes to us from Marilyn Gardiner . She shares with us some home methods for cleaning silver that a student told her about.

Marilyn says:

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There are several home methods for cleaning silver (check a previous article I wrote about Jewelry Care), but here’s a new one that a student told me about.

Glass Cleaner! Yes, stand at a sink and spray your piece until it drips. Rub the cleaner into it, and maybe spray a bit again. You will notice that the drips become grayish—indicating that tarnish is being removed.

 

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I tried to take photos to show the before and after.  I could see the difference, but I had a problem getting the camera at the same angle for each shot to show the improvement. (I didn’t want to fake it with Photoshop.)

This technique gives you a quick fix if you want to wear a piece of jewelry, but it’s looking dingy. BUT, this will not add a shine to your piece—you need a different method that burnishes the silver to do that.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tip from Marilyn. For more of her tips CLICK HERE!

 

Happy Wrapping!

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