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|Written by Miss Smartypants|
|Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:00|
Dear Miss Smartypants,
I have the most beautiful silver jewellery that my grandmother gave me before she passed away. I'd like to wear it, but I can't stand the smell of the commercial cleaners available, so I never end up polishing them (plus I find it makes them sticky). Are there any alternatives to keep my silver shining?
Killing me Softly with its Scent
Over 100 Helpful Hints to the rescue again! For gold and silver, mix up three parts baking soda to one part water, rub on, rinse off, and buff. I find this works on most alloys and other jewellery metals as well. I also used a dollar store tooth brush to really scrub the pieces clean rather than rubbing the paste on, but that's not strictly necessary. For platinum pieces, simply buff with dry baking soda and a soft cloth.
Bright and shiny,