Removing Tarnish From Your Jewelry
by Judy Larson
We have a quick tip from our friend Judy Larson: Removing Tarnish From Your Jewelry

Copper will tarnish (patina). Because of their copper content, Silver, Bronze, and Brass will also tarnish.
Instructions
  • To bring your jewelry piece back to the original finish, make a sloppy paste of Barkeepers Friend, a powdered cleanser and polish found in the cleaning supplies section of stores, and water.

  • Pat the solution all over your jewelry piece, being careful not to rub it onto the piece or you will scratch the metal and/or the stones.

  • Rinse the piece in lukewarm water and dry thoroughly.

  • Store your newly cleaned and dry jewelry piece in an anti-tarnish jewelry box or an airtight plastic bag.

  • Using an anti tarnish paper strip in the bag can help.

  • Save those small moisture absorbing silica packets that come in a variety of items you purchase. They can be used to control the moisture level, which leads to tarnish, of where you store your jewelry. Be careful, though. Some of them can discolor metal if they come in contact with it.
  • Materials

    Wire
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    Tools

    Brilliant Polishing Cloths - Small - 6x4 inch
    G9-14
    • G9-14
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $3.18
    • Gold Club Price: $2.38
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    ShineBrite Silver Dip - 8 Ounces
    CLN-856.01
    • CLN-856.01
    • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
    • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
    • Price: $5.97
    • Gold Club Price: $4.48
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    • Category: General Education
    • Technique(s): Storage, General Education