How to Clean and Care for Norwegian Solje Jewelry

by nordicgifthouse

Is your Norwegian or Swedish bunad / solje jewelry tarnished???? Then this article is for you. This article will give you some tips on how to clean and take care of your solje jewelry. Solje jewelry can come in a number of finishes. The two most popular finishes are: white silver with gold plated spoons or the oxidized silver with silver spoons.

Items you will need

  • Your Sølje jewelry
  • Silver dip
  • Water
  • Papertowel or towel
Step 1

The first step in taking care of your solje jewelry is to keep it in the original container it came in (either a small plastic bag or box). The reason for this is that air is what oxidizes the solje jewelry.

Step 2

If you find your solje has become a little dull or tarnished and needs cleaning, what I have found to work the best is a good Silver Jewelry Cleaner. If you are in need of purchasing Silver Jewelry Cleaner it can be purchased online at our website www.nordicgifthouse.com/solje_jewelry.htm or in retail stores.

Step 3

Place your solje jewely, one piece at a time, into the dip tray and allow to soak for 5-10 seconds maximum.

Step 4

Rinse immediately under luke warm water. Then lay your solje jewelry down on either a papertowel or regular towel and pat dry. A hairdryer can also be used to dry the solje jewelry. Dry and store in an air tight ziplock bag or in the original container your solje jewelry came in.

If your solje jewelry needs more cleaning you can use the brush that comes with the Silver Jewelry Cleaner and scrub lightly over tarnished areas. Rinse immediately under luke warm water and then dry your solje jewelry. Store in an air tight ziplock bag or in the original container your solje jewelry came in.

Step 5

Whether wearing your solje jewelry on your bunad, your business suit or to dress up an outfit, following these steps should help you to keep your solje jewelry looking like new for many years to come.

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Tips

  • Rinse the solje jewelry immediately in luke warm water. After cleaning your solje jewelry, keep it in an airtight container, such as a plastic ziplock bag or box to help reduce air getting to it and tarnishing the solje jewelry.

Warnings

  • Do not let solje jewelry soak for long periods of time as it might deteriorate the surface. Maximum time is 5-10 seconds.