Silver medallion jewelry is currently a big fashion trend. However, this type of jewelry can tarnish very quickly if it is not properly cared for. Fortunately, it is very simple to clean silver jewelry with everyday household products. These methods can be used for both fine silver and sterling silver medallions.
Cleaning Your Silver Medallion With Baking Soda
It is very likely that you will already have everything you need in your store cupboard. To clean silver you will need:
Step 1 – Find a suitable container for the cleaning process, such as a casserole dish. Line it with a sheet of aluminium foil. You can skip this step if you do not have any suitable foil, but the results will be much better if you include it.
Step 2 – Place your silver medallion in your container, ensuring that as much of the surface of the jewelry as possible is touching the foil. It is okay for you to clean other jewelry and silverware at the same time, but try not to overlap the items too much.
Step 3 – Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the silver medallion.
Step 4 – Boil a kettle and then pour the water into the container. You want to add just enough to cover your jewelry.
Step 5 – Leave the baking soda to work its magic, then remove the silver medallion once the water has cooled. If you are pressed for time, then 15 minutes will normally be enough for the silver medallion to be restored to its previous beauty.
Baking soda is a gentle but effective cleaner, and is safe to use because it is non-abrasive. Adding the aluminium foil to the container will double the effectiveness of the cleaning method because the tarnish transfers from the medallion to the foil.
Cleaning A Silver Medallion With Lemon Juice
Another natural method for cleaning silver medallions involves using lemon juice as a cleaning agent. This could either be freshly squeezed lemon juice, or juice from straight out of a bottle. For this cleaning method you will need:
Toothbrush (a clean one)
This method is easiest if you pour the lemon juice and salt into separate small containers before you start. Take your toothbrush and dip it into the lemon juice, then dip it into the salt. Gently scrub your medallion jewelry, paying particular attention to the most tarnished areas.
Cleaning Silver With Denture Cleaner
If the previous methods seem like too much work, you can also clean your silver medallion with denture cleaning tablets, (for example Steradent). To do this, place your medallion in a cup – or other receptacle, if a cup is too small – and cover with water. Drop in one denture cleaning tablet and leave it over night. By the time you get up in the morning, your silver medallion jewelry will look like new.
Silver medallion jewelry is chic and stylish. Taking proper care of it will keep it looking beautiful for longer.