What is the best home remedy for cleaning a sterling silver that has discolored?

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Lissa asked:


I have a sterling silver toe ring (which I’ve worn for years) and all of a sudden, it’s started to discolor. What’s the best home remedy to remove the discoloration?

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3 thoughts on “What is the best home remedy for cleaning a sterling silver that has discolored?

  1. dustiiart
    December 11, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I’ve used vinegar and baking soda, allowing the silver to soak for about 15 minutes or until it is cleaned. I used this solution on a sterling silver commemorative plaque..worked very well. Likely the acidic change in your body chemistry has resulted in this change…if this is bothering you…check your diet for any changes in eating habits you’ve made since you noticed this color change, otherwise chock it up to age of the ring.

    Good luck

  2. eskie lover
    December 12, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Baking soda, aluminum foil & boiling H2O. I restore all kinds of antique sterling silver jewelry, teapots, trays, silverware and decorative items using this method. Line a glass baking dish with a sheet of aluminum foil. It must be one deep enough to accomodate the items you seek to clean. Then put in baking soda (for a toe ring 1/4-1/2 cup should do) evenly on the foil. Then submerge the item in boiling water and let the foil and soda do all of the work. Just remember to dry the item off thoroughly after treating it because the mineral deposits in the water cause tarnish.

  3. TNS
    December 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

    You can use most any toothpaste and an old toothbrush. This is what I do and it gets all of my jewelry clean.

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