How to Take Out Scratches From Silver Jewelry

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Whether you're dressing up or keeping things casual, you'll rarely go wrong with silver jewelry. Silver is a delicate metal, so it scratches easily. Deep scratches are almost impossible to remove without a professional jeweler's help. If your silver jewelry has fine scratches, though, try using plain toothpaste to buff them out. Toothpaste is a mild abrasive that smooths out scuff marks if they're not too deep. Follow up with silver polish to give jewelry a like-new shine.

Step 1

Dampen the silver jewelry with a small amount of water.

Step 2

Apply a dab of plain toothpaste to the tip of your finger.

Step 3

Rub the toothpaste into the scratched area on the silver jewelry using small, circular motions. Continue until you've covered all of the scratches with a thin layer of toothpaste.

Step 4

Rinse off the toothpaste with warm water, and pat the jewelry dry with a soft cloth.

Step 5

Repeat this process until all scratches disappear.

Step 6

Apply a small amount of silver polish to the jewelry to give it additional shine. Buff the polish into the silver with a clean cloth.

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