- October 14, 2008 at 10:49 am #264591
Since real silver jewelry is prone to tarnish and you may not always have a polishing cloth or cleaner in your home (I think it too expensive to purchase), here is a quick and easy way to get your silver gleaming.
Simply make a paste of two parts water to one part cornstarch and apply to your jewelry with a damp cloth. All it should take is one wipe after letting this mixture dry and the discoloration will disappear!
- November 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm #402472
I’ve heard toothpaste works too! (Haven’t tested it- but just an idea)
- November 3, 2008 at 5:20 pm #402479
Toothpast?? I am going to try that…thanks!!
- November 4, 2008 at 6:45 am #402569
I’m going to try both!!! Thank you both for sharing with us. Have a wonderful day all!!! Right now it’s time for more coffee and the curling iron, lol.
- November 5, 2008 at 3:35 am #402737
I’ve always use toothpaste. Or baking soda –used to brush teeth with baking soda growing up.
- November 5, 2008 at 8:01 am #402743
JoAnn, I still use the baking soda for brushing teeth. Makes them feel so much cleaner and whiter and cheaper 🙂
- November 5, 2008 at 10:20 am #402752
I have never used baking soda…does it leave a film?
- November 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm #402781
No film is left. Just remember to rinse with war water.
- November 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm #402786
Warm water…….okay I will try this….does it make them whiter??
- November 5, 2008 at 3:53 pm #402793
:doh: Oh sorry Lynn I thought you was asking about the baking soda for the silver. For the teeth, yes it does make them whiter-gets the coffee/tea stains off. Mix it with some water to make a little paste. Rinsing with warm water is kind of nasty but does help to ensure you get it all out. Almost feels like you were just at the dentist and had a cleaning 🙂
- November 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm #402797
OOPS!! Sorry!! lol…..confuse myself sometimes too!! LOL…. I want to try this…I drink alot of coffee too!! Thanks Kim!!!!!
- November 5, 2008 at 4:08 pm #402798
If you add a little peroxide to the toothbrush also, that will really brighten them. Don’t swallow anything though that would be bad 🙂
- November 5, 2008 at 4:10 pm #402799
lllllooo Yes Kim, you are right about the warm water–but like you said “does help to ensure you get it all out”. Sorry, if I changed the thread a bit with the comment about baking soda.
- November 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm #402801
OH NO dont apologize!!! I am learning alot here!!!!!! Thank you JoAnn and Kim!!!
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