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How do I clean a silver ring



Contents

  • 1 silver
  • 2 methods of cleaning silver
    • 2.1 Salt bath
    • 2.2 Deep cleaning

Silver

Silver is a metal that has a wonderful luster that makes it a common substance in jewelry making, but unfortunately silver is also very fragile in comparison with many other metals, and it can be affected quickly by external factors and distort and appear stains, or scratches, and perhaps many are afraid of cleaning it because it is a sensitive metal Too much to make matters worse instead of cleaning it up.

Silver cleaning methods

Salt bath

The saline solution is like a gentle disinfectant that eliminates deformation without scraping silver, if it is a gemstone jewelry, make sure that it will not be affected by salt water, this solution is nice for most stones, but if you want to clean very fine jewelry with expensive gemstones, it is better to take it to a specialist .
    • Pour some hot water into a bowl, you will only need enough to cover the jewelry.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the hot water and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Take a sheet of aluminum foil and tear a few strips, then put it in a bowl.
  • Soak your jewelry in the solution for 5 minutes, when you notice that silver has restored its brilliance with silver, remove it from the solution.
The salt and aluminum mixture will react with the deformation of the silver surface and replace it with a bright shiny surface because the deformation is the interaction of silver with sulfur to become silver sulfide, which is black in color. When silver sulfide interacts with aluminum in a saline solution, the silver sulfide turns into silver, as an opposite reaction, and the saline solution It is an appropriate medium for the reaction, and works to accelerate it, and you can use baking soda instead of salt, it will give the same results, and if the silver has been severely tarnished, you will need to repeat the process twice or more, but make sure that the solution is hot, because the reaction is much slower if it is This solution is cool.
  • Rinse jewelry: Put the jewelry under cold water to rinse it out of salt, then dry it gently with a soft cloth.

Deep cleaning

A silver polish must be purchased, and you can get it from a silver store. When the deformation is large, a salt and aluminum bath may not be sufficient to remove it. The polisher is specially prepared to polish silver, and it is the safest option especially if you are dealing with antique or sophisticated designs.
  • Dampen a soft cloth or sponge with a silver polish, then rub the jewelry in a straight line back and forth.
  • Rinse jewelry with cold water, and dry it well with a soft cloth.
Silver polish can be replaced with toothpaste, but it should be without bleaching materials, and the sponge should be moistened before rubbing the jewelry in the same way.