How to clean bronze jewelry

Updated April 17, 2017

Bronze jewellery tarnishes fairly easily. Even if your bronzed jewellery needs to be cleaned, you may avoid doing so in fear that you will ruin it. Cleaning bronze jewellery may be easier than you think. In many instances, you do not need to take your bronze jewellery to a jeweller to have it cleaned. You can clean it yourself.

Wipe the bronze jewellery with a silver polishing cloth.

Place 2 to 3 drops of mild detergent onto the bronze jewellery.

Rub the detergent all over the jewellery with your fingers.

Hold the jewellery under running water to rinse the soap off.

Gently wipe the water off of the bronze jewellery with a clean and dry silver polishing cloth.


Avoid wearing jewellery in a sauna or while swimming in a chlorinated pool to keep it from tarnishing more quickly.

Things You'll Need

  • Silver polishing cloths
  • Mild detergent
  • Water
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