How To Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry At Home?

If you love to wear silver jewelry and want to know how to clean sterling silver jewelry at home, read the blog.

When to Clean Jewelry:

Silver adds a gorgeous and elegant charm to your appearance and your outfit. It is perfect for daily use and does not look gaudy. But if you do not take care of your silver jewelry pieces, they will turn black over time, and you cannot wear them anymore. Therefore, the maintenance of silver pieces of jewelry is very important. If you do not know the proper methods to clean silver jewelry, read this blog.

In this blog, I will share some methods to clean your favorite silver choker so that you do not have to wear something else the next time you go to a kitty party.

First Method: 

Things you will need:

  1. Aluminum foil
  2. A bowl
  3. Detergent powder
  4. Hot water
  5. A spoon
  6. Tissue paper

The Method:

  • Take a small bowl and cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Add some detergent powder to it and bring some water to a boil.
  • Pour the hot water into the bowl.
  • Start mixing the detergent powder with the help of a spoon.
  • Place your silver jewelry into that mixture and leave for five to ten minutes.
  • With the help of that spoon, take the jewelry out of the bowl.
  • Wipe off excess water with the help of tissue paper.

Second Method: 

Things you require:

  1. Ceramic container
  2. Baking soda
  3. Aluminum foil
  4. Tong
  5. Tissue paper

The Method: 

  • Take a ceramic container because the metal container can react with baking soda.
  • Fold the container with aluminum foil.
  • Add one to four tablespoons of baking soda, depending on the number of jewelry.
  • Pour the hot water into the container.
  • Place the jewelry inside that container. If your jewelry has any stone in it, then avoid this process.
  • Leave it for about ten minutes.
  • Take it out with the help of the spoon and let it cool down. 
  • Use tissue paper to soak excess water.

Third Method:

Things you need:

  1. Cornflour
  2. Water
  3. Tissue paper
  4. A bowl
  5. A spoon

The Method:

  • Grab a bowl and add one to two tablespoons of cornflour to it.
  • Pour some water into the bowl.
  • With the help of the spoon, start mixing them well and make a thick paste.
  • Now apply the mixture on the surface of that jewelry with your fingers and let it dry.
  • When the mixture is dried off completely, take tissue paper and soak it in water.
  • Rub the surface of the jewelry with tissue paper, and it will bring back the natural luster of the silver jewelry.

Fourth Method:

Things you need:

  1. A toothpaste
  2. Cloth
  3. water

The Method:

  • Take the silver jewelry and apply some toothpaste to it. 
  • Grab a piece of cloth and start to rub the surface 
  • Apply the paste all over it and leave it for five minutes.
  • Take a moist cloth and wipe it off. 
  • Rinse with plain water to ensure that the jewelry is cleaned properly.

Fifth Method:

You will need:

  1. Lemon
  2. Baking soda
  3. Tissue paper
  4. A bowl
  5. A spoon

The Method:

  • Take a container and pour some baking soda into it.
  • Cut a lemon and take out the juice.
  • Mix the ingredients and make a paste with the help of a spoon.
  • Apply the mixture on the surface of that jewelry and let it rest for an hour.
  • After one hour, take a damp tissue paper and start rubbing the mixture off its surface.
  • Clean it off with damp tissue paper.
  • Rinse with water and let it dry.

Sixth Method:

Things that are needed:

  1. White vinegar
  2. A container
  3. Baking soda
  4. Tissue paper

The Method:

  • Add four tablespoons of baking soda into a clean container.
  • Pour 1 cup or 150 ml of white vinegar into it.
  • Mix the two ingredients well and make a thick paste.
  • Now, apply the mixture to the silver jewelry and let it rest for one hour.
  • Take a damp tissue paper and wipe off the mixture.
  • Rinse with water to make sure that it is clean.

Seventh Method:

To follow this step, you will need only two main ingredients. They are:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Water
  3. A container
  4. A piece of cloth

The Method:

  • Grab a container and add two tablespoons of baking soda to it.
  • Add some water and make a paste that will work as a cleaning agent. 
  • Apply a thick layer of paste on the jewelry and leave it for five minutes.
  • Take a wet cloth and start rubbing the surface of the jewelry.
  • Rinse with plain water to clean it properly.


I have shared seven methods to clean your sterling silver jewelry, and you can clean them anytime at your home. All of the ingredients are always available at our home.