Silver as a metal is actually too soft to make jewellery by itself. Most silver jewellery is actually about 92 per cent silver and 8 per cent a different metal, usually copper. Fine silver is 99 per cent silver, so it is a lot more fragile. Silver can be exposed to chlorine in swimming pools, jacuzzis and spas. Ideally, you should take your jewellery off before getting into a swimming pool or other chlorinated water.
- Skill level:
Things you need
- Mild dish soap, such as Dawn
- Warm running water
Run the tap until you have some warm water.
Collect all of your silver jewellery that has been exposed to chlorine.
Put a dab of mild dish soap on your fingers.
Scrub the silver with your fingers.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Hang to dry.
Tips and warnings
- Do not use a toothbrush, toothpaste or baking soda to clean your jewellery. These substances are too abrasive to use on silver jewellery. Get in hard-to-reach places on your jewellery with a soft small paintbrush.
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