Bringing shine back to your jewelry

Silver, plated jewelry, stainless steel can lose its shine when put into contact with damaging materials or even just because of age so here's a trick how you can bring shine back to life if your jewelry has turned pink or if your silver has lost its shine and is tarnished.

What You Need

• Aluminium Foil
• Glass dish or aluminum baking dish
• 1 cup near boiling water
• 1 tablespoon baking soda 
• 1 tablespoon sea salt (finely ground)
• Rag for polishing
 Tongs to remove silverware or jewelry from hot water

How to do it

1. Get your aluminium baking dish ready. If you don't have one of those get the bowl you plan to use and line it with the aluminium foil.

2. Put the salt and baking powder in the dish. The amount of salt and baking powder can be increased to the same ratio if your water doesn't cover all of the item you're bringing back to shine.

2. Either microwave of heat up on the stove your water until the point of boil. As soon as it starts to bubble up, you can stop the action by stopping the microwave or turning off the stove. The water needs to be hot without needing to boil for this to work.

3. Pour 1 cup of your really hot water into the bowl. Mix it in for a bit so it is a smooth dissolved mixture.

4. Insert your item and leave for at least 2 minutes. After this remove the item and wipe it off with your rag. That way you'll be able to see if you need to leave it in for longer or if it needs to be removed. Please use tongs for this and never insert your hand into the hot water. We hold no responsibility for any injuries caused by you during these instructions.

This technique has been tested on zinc plated jewelry, stainless steel jewelry and silver jewelry. We hold no responsibility for items damaged during this technique as we have no way of knowing the chemical composition of the items you are trying to bring shine back to, if it is one of our items however and you are unsure, just let us know and we'll be happy to help if possible.