Remove Tarnish

April 13, 2008 § Leave a comment

As someone who strives to fine the least toxic ways to work with and clean the jewelry I make, I have been happily using a product that removes tarnish very well. If you don’t mind the smell of vinegar, that is.

Using a metal cooking pot (that is NOT aluminum, no non-stick materials, etc) or a metal dish/bowl, pour in water and vinegar in a 2 to 1 ratio, 2 times the amount of vinegar as water. There only needs to be enough to cover the jewelry pieces (only all sterling silver jewelry). Leave this sit for an hour or two. Usually 4 hours is enough to remove traces of even the most stubborn tarnish. Remove jewelry from container and rinse well.

 

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