How to Make Homemade Silver Jewelry Cleaner

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Silver jewelry can become dull and tarnished due to a chemical reaction with substances in the air that contain sulfur. To help prevent tarnishing, store each piece of your silver jewelry individually in a cotton jewelry bag. Store the jewelry bags in a dry location, away from sunlight. If your silver jewelry gets tarnished, you can restore its shine economically with a homemade silver jewelry cleaner.

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Press the piece of aluminum foil, shiny side up, onto the inside of the bowl or jar.

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Pour hot water into the bowl or jar.

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Add the salt, baking soda and dish liquid to the water, and stir lightly.

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Place the silver jewelry into the cleaning mixture, and allow it to sit for five to 10 minutes.

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Remove the silver jewelry from the bowl or jar with a plastic spoon, and thoroughly rinse it with cool tap water.

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Dry the silver jewelry completely with a clean towel.