Silver is the second prize in competition with gold. However, in reality, it is the first prize for silver jewelry lovers.
If you are one of the silver lovers, you will not allow your silver bangle bracelets tarnish or get dirty because it will make a particular discomfort to you. Since these pieces of silver jewelry have the resemblance to blend your skin complexion, you can wear it anytime using different outfit styles. So, you would not want it tarnishing.
Silver is very malleable and metallic element. It is capable of higher degree polishing. It is sturdy and durable. However, because of its copper component, it can make a reaction to a variety of compounds.
It is the reason why your silver bracelet tarnishes. Not only the environmental pollution and humidity levels contribute to the tarnishing factor and dirtiness but also chemicals that add to the transformation of your jewelry from brightness to dullness plus the chemical reactions from your perspiration.
Due to these reasons, it is necessary to clean your silver bracelets. Cleaning your bracelets following the steps below will not only cleans the dirt but also removes tarnish. Since cleaning silver bracelets for coarse and delicate is the same, below are two procedures.
To clean and remove tarnish from a silver bracelet with gems and other delicate silver pieces, do the following:
Step 1: Preparing. Make the following materials ready:
liquid dishwashing soap
soft cloth/small towel
Step 2: Mixing. Combine one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap with one cup of warm water in the basin. Then, stir it well using your hands for better results.
Step 3: Dipping. Get a soft cloth and dip it in the soapy water.
Step 4: Removing the excess water. Squeeze the damp cloth to remove the excess water.
Step 5: Using the damp cloth. Wipe the bracelet slowly and gently using the wet cloth or towel. Use it to clean all the areas of the bracelet.
Step 6: Rinsing. Rinse out the damp cloth used in cleaning the bracelet using natural water.
Step 7: Wiping. Wipe off the soap residues from the silver bracelet using the clean, damp cloth.
Step 8: Drying. Use a fresh cloth to wipe the silver bracelet to dry.
To clean and remove tarnish from a coarse silver bracelet, execute the following:
Step 1: Gathering the materials. Gather all the necessary materials to get started.
two tablespoons of liquid dishwashing soap
two cups of warm water and natural water
two tablespoons of salt
two tablespoons of baking soda
Step 2: Preparing the bowl with the aluminum foil. Put the aluminum foil flatly in the bowl facing upward.
Step 3: Placing the silver bracelet in the bowl.
Step 4: Adding the cleaning solution. Pour the warm water, the two tablespoons of baking soda and the salt to the bowl.
Step 5: Putting the silver bracelet in the bowl. It is necessary that the silver bracelet touch the foil so that the tarnish from the silver bracelet will transfer to the aluminum foil in the dish.
Step 6: Waiting. Let the silver bracelet sit in the bowl for 10 minutes for the chemical reaction to takes place. It will not smell good due to the sulfur content on the silver.
Step 7: Helping the process. If you want to quicken the process, you can help by rubbing and moving the silver in the bowl.
Step 8: Rinsing. Remove the silver bracelet from the dish and rinse it using clean water.
Step 9: Drying and polishing the silver bracelet. Use a soft cloth to dry the bracelet. Do not polish it in a circular motion. Do not to put too much pressure to avoid breaking it.
Do you have a silver bracelet that tarnishes? Stop worrying and start cleaning it.
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