How to Clean, Care for and Maintain Your Copper Jewelry
There is a very simple, efficient and inexpensive method to cleaning and maintaining your Sterling silver jewelry. Silver will naturally tarnish over time due to the sweat on your skin and exposure to air.
Here is all you need to bring the shine back to your silver jewelry:
An aluminum pie pan or a piece of aluminum in a bowl big enough to hold your piece.
1. Baking soda
2. Boiling water
Cover your silver jewelry with baking soda in the aluminum pie pan and add boiling water. Add enough baking soda and water to cover your piece. Gently shake back and forth insuring that each section of your jewelry touches the foil. Once tarnish is removed, rinse and dry with cotton towel or silver polishing cloth. You may have to do it more than once in order to get your jewelry completely clean depending on how tarnished it has become. Repeat cleaning when necessary or desired.
When you are not wearing your sterling silver jewelry it tends to tarnish faster. To slow down this process, store it in a jewelry bag in your jewelry box or drawer.