How To Clean German Silver Jewelry
Wondering how to clean German silver jewelry? Cleaning German silver jewelry is similar to cleaning sterling silver or gold jewelry. You can clean German silver jewelry right at home for virtually no cost to you at all. Just look in your cabinets for one of the following products and your jewelry will look brand new again.
What you need:
- Baking soda
- Soft cloth
- Find a clean and dry surface. The countertop next to a sink is a good idea. Make sure to stop the drain so you don't accidentally loose your jewelry in the cleaning process. Lay the jewelry out flat so it is easier to clean.
- Get a clean toothbrush. A toothbrush is a great tool when it comes to cleaning. Most jewelry have design and grooves. The toothbrush will be able to get all of the dirt and grime built up in those areas.
- Go to your cabinets for jewelry cleaner. You probably already have toothpaste and baking soda at home. These two products work beautifully as a jewelry cleaner. Neither one works better than the other. Just pick which one is more convenient for you.
- Scrub your jewelry. Apply the cleaning product to the toothbrush with a few drops of water. Make sure to get all parts of the German silver piece and pay attention to the grooves. You will start to see the residue come off of the jewels. This is dirt and grime, not metal.
- Rinse off the jewelry cleaner. Now that you have scrubbed off all the dullness, rinse it off in clean water. You may have to use the toothbrush again to ensure all of the jewelry cleaner comes off the silver.
- Dry the jewelry. The final step is the buffing stage. Buffing the jewelry is just drying and polishing. Take a dry, soft cloth and put the silver between your fingers in the cloth. Gently rub your fingers over the jewelry to polish and buff.