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Cleaning..

We have lots of messages on how best to look after your jewellery so I thought I’d post a great environmentally friendly way to clean silver. All you’ll need is tin foil, salt and baking powder!
1.Line the bottom of a heat-resistant dish with aluminium foil. Fill the bottom of the pan with 3 inches of boiling water

2. Add 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp table salt to the water, and mix with a wooden spoon.

3. Submerge the tarnished silver in the boiling water and leave for two to three minutes. The water has to cover the silver completely.

4. Let the water cool before you remove the jewellery from the dish. 5 Rinse the silver clean with cool, running water, and buff the silver dry with a lint-free cloth.

The technical bit?? As silver oxidises it will tarnish. It’s a pretty basic chemical reaction: you place the silver in hot, salty water, with aluminium foil, and the sulphur tarnish transfers from the silver to the aluminium. A non-toxic electrochemical dip!!

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