I decided to Goggle a local jeweler that I could use and found a forum where a gal named Kat had posted the following recipe:
- Warm tap water
- Rock salt/table salt/baking soda
- Strips of aluminum foil
Put the above ingredients in a jar with a lid. Place items to be cleaned in the jar. I placed two necklaces that were pretty tarnished. Just shake the jar intermittently and watch the tarnish disappear. There is a chemical reaction between the foil and salt. For heavily tarnished items you will need to treat them longer. One item I did in the first test was pretty bad but was good to go in about 20 minutes.
|Small square of foil|
|Tear into small squares|
|Add salt (or baking soda)|
|Add hot tap water|
I also tried it on a few more chains and pendants. I was a little concerned about the stones but they came out wonderful! I also had did a pair of earrings that I've had for over 10 plus years and they came out great too. I will show you pictures soon.
Until next time...