How To Clean Silver-Plated Jewelry
How to clean silver-plated jewelry is not much different from how to clean sterling silver jewelry. If your jewelry is a true sterling plate, you are safe. Cleaning your jewelry can be done professionally, or it can be done from home.
Products needed to clean your silver-plated jewelry:
- Jewelry cleaner
- Baking soda
- Find a clean and flat surface to clean your jewelry. Next to a sink is recommended since you will be needing clean water as well. Make sure to plug the drain in your sink so your silver-plated jewelry does not go down. This would be an even bigger problem. We don't want to have to call a plumber.
- Lay your silver-plated jewelry out flat. Pick either baking soda or toothpaste and get ready to clean your jewelry. For cleaning off the basic dirt and residue from everyday use, these products work equally as well. It is up to you which one is more convenient.
- Pour the product directly on your silver jewelry. Now it is time to use your toothbrush. Turn on the water and wet your toothbrush. With circular motions, gently scrub your product of choice a little at a time until the entire piece of jewelry has been done.
- If you have a tougher stain, like tarnish, you will need a tougher product. WD-40 has many uses. What you say? Oh yeah, believe it or not, it is awesome for jewelry!
- Spray WD-40 directly on your silver-plated jewelry. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Take your toothbrush and scrub the silver jewelry in circular motions, one section at a time, until the entire piece of silver-plated jewelry has been cleaned. Double check your work. Tarnished areas will require a few more minutes of scrubbing.
- Rinse your silver-plated jewelry in clean water. Again, make sure that the drain in your sink is plugged. Using your fingers, rub your jewelry under the clean water to get rid of all of the cleaners. You will soon see a beautiful and shiny piece of silver-plated jewelry again.