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How to Clean a Silver Ring Exposed to Chlorine

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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  1. Run the tap until you have some warm water.

  2. Collect all of your silver jewellery that has been exposed to chlorine.

  3. Put a dab of mild dish soap on your fingers.

  4. Scrub the silver with your fingers.

  5. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

  6. Hang to dry.

  7. Tip

    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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Things You'll Need

  • Mild dish soap, such as Dawn
  • Warm running water

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