DO NOT USE THIS. Just turned my favorite Tiffany's necklace black. I'm furious. Do not do this cleaner.
The combination of baking soda & boiling water is a universally accepted way to clean all sterling silver. However, you MUST lay the sterling on aluminum foil or else the jewelry piece or whatever you are cleaning will turn black! It is the aluminum which causes the silver oxidation to move from the silver to the foil. (And, if your silver turns black because you failed to use the aluminum, just re-do the process with the foil & the staining will reverse itself.) Hope this helps!
Awful for silver jewelry!!! It turned my silver Nelle and Lizzy ring yellow and took a ton of polishing to get rid of it. It also took the patina off my Pandora ring. Just want folks to be aware that this is not safe for sterling silver.........
So, it's 2:00 in the morning and I'm cleaning up from painting magnetic primer in my kids' playroom. The stuff might as well be black superglue. Then I realize I forgot to take off my wedding ring. I cannot get this stuff off my hands, the sink and definitely not the intricate parts of my diamond ring. This little recipe saved my ring and, quite possibly, my marriage, lol! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! (And, for anyone thinking of magnetic primer paint... get some good gloves!)
WOW! I can't stop looking at what looks like brand new jewelry. I had a pair of earrings I never wore because they looked so bad as well as a necklace. The earrings look brand new--though, they had a strange film on them when I took them out of the solution and rinsed them. I just scraped the film off and they're beautiful. The necklace looks great, too. Thank you so much for posting this!
AWESOME, just trusted this homemade cleaner to my $7,000 wedding ring and band, saudered together... it looks like the day it was put on my finger, also cleaned my mother-in-laws ring..BLING BLING !!!!! I usually take all my rings to the jewelry store, at 20 bucks a pop, every 3 months, NOT ANYMORE, I think this method worked better, soooo shiney!!!! THANKS:))))))
This stuff is awesome! It cleaned all of my silver and gold jewelry quickly and made it all very shiney
This really works. After trying it on some jewelry, I found several things around the house to try it on, candle sticks, an antique sterling sliver bud vase....I've also had this sterling sliver candy dish sitting in my cupboard for ages. I have no idea where it came from, but it was black. Absolutely ugly. I put it in the cleaner and voila! It's now gorgeous! I asked my Mom if she remembered where the dish came from, she didn't remember ever seeing it before either, but asked if she could have it now. HA.
Wow, this stuff is truly outstanding! I used it to clean gold, silver, pearls, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, etc., and everything came out amazingly sparkling! I could literally smell the tarnish on the silver dissolving! I will never buy commercial jewelry cleaner again. Thanks SO much for posting.
LOVE THIS STUFF!!! No more stinky jewelry cleaner. Plus I think it works sooo much better. I can't thank you enough for posting this great formula!