What is sterling silver?
Pure silver is 99.9% silver and is very malleable, which can be too soft for delicate jewelry. As a result, it is often mixed with other metals to make it more durable. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver. The other 7.5% is usually made of copper or other metals.
How can I remove tarnish from my sterling silver jewelry?
Sterling silver can tarnish with time, but can easily be cleaned with a sterling silver jewelry cleaner. You can also use a natural method without the use of harsh chemicals.
To do this, you will need: 1 cup of boiled hot water, 1 Tablespoon of baking soda and 1 piece of aluminum foil.
Before you start, make sure to remove any pendants, such as gemstones, pearls, etc.
1. Place the aluminum foil in a small bowl. Add baking soda and pour the hot water in.
2. Drop the jewelry in and gently stir so that the jewelry touches the aluminum foil.
3. When clean, rinse with warm water and dry completely.