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How to Clean Old Silver Indian Jewelry

Melynda Sorrels

Silver is a fragile precious metal that tarnishes easily. If care is not taken while cleaning silver jewelry, it may become damaged. Given a proper cleaning, silver jewelry has a beautiful elegant shine that contributes a look of grace and elegance to the wearer. Old silver Indian jewelry should be handled carefully and maintained properly to ensure the lasting beauty of this delicate accessory.

Clean Old Silver Indian Jewelry
  1. Apply white toothpaste to a clean soft cloth. It is important not to use gel toothpaste, as this will not give the same effect. Rub the toothpaste all over the jewelry in a straight back and forth motion. As the tarnish begins to accumulate on the cloth, apply more toothpaste and continue until the tarnish is gone. Rinse the silver Indian jewelry with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

  2. Make a paste with 2 teaspoons of baking soda and water. Apply gently to the silver Indian jewelry and rub gently. Rinse the piece with warm water.

  3. Line a bowl with aluminum foil and sprinkle in about ½ cup baking soda and hot water. Place the jewelry in the bowl and allow the jewelry to soak for at least 30 minutes. Pat it dry.