How to Clean, Care for and Maintain Your Copper Jewelry

Care and maintenance for your copper jewelry without a patina treatment is simple.  Copper will naturally tarnish over time due to they sweat on your skin and exposure to air. Here is all you need to bring the shine back to your copper jewelry:
 
1. A bowl big enough to hold your piece(s)
2. Lemon Juice (fresh or concentrated) either works just fine
3. Salt (kosher)
Add enough lemon juice to cover your piece of copper jewelry, then add about a teaspoon of salt. It’s not an exact science, but it should clean your copper piece in about 60 seconds.  Gently shake or move your jewelry in the solution until completely clean.  Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cotton towel.  Repeat when necessary.
 
 
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How to Clean, Care for and Maintain Your Sterling Silver 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.

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