Caring for silver jewellery

Silver jewellery is admired for its timeless beauty, elegance and durability. However, over time, silver can tarnish and lose its shine. Don't worry! You can keep your silver jewellery looking as radiant as ever with a few simple steps.

One effective method for cleaning silver jewellery involves using household ingredients. Here's a step-by-step guide to caring for your silver pieces:


  1. Line a small bowl with aluminium foil, ensuring the shiny side faces down.
  2. Place your silver jewellery in the bowl, ensuring each piece is fully submerged.
  3. Sprinkle one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda evenly over the jewellery.
  4. Pour boiling water into the bowl, completely covering the jewellery.
  5. Let the jewellery soak in the solution for as long as you like. The longer it soaks, the better the results.
  6. After removing the jewellery from the bowl, rinse it thoroughly under running water to remove any residue from the bicarbonate of soda.
  7. Dry the jewellery gently with a soft cloth, ensuring that it's completely dry before storing it.


You can repeat the process for stubborn stains or heavily tarnished silver until the desired results are achieved.

It's important to note that this cleaning method is not suitable for jewellery containing gemstones or pearls, costume jewellery, or plated jewellery.


Additional tips for caring for your silver jewellery:


  1. Store your silver pieces in airtight bags or jewellery boxes to minimise exposure to air and moisture, which can accelerate tarnishing.
  2. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals, such as chlorine and household cleaning agents, as they can damage the silver.
  3. Remove your silver jewellery before swimming, showering, or participating in activities that may expose it to excessive moisture.
  4. Regularly polish your silver jewellery using a soft cloth to maintain its shine.
  5. Consider having your silver pieces professionally cleaned and polished by a jeweller to restore their original lustre.


By following these simple tips and using the proper cleaning methods, you can keep your silver jewellery looking brilliant and ensure that it remains a treasured part of your collection for years.

Nina’s Jewellery Dunsborough also offer a complimentary cleaning service. You can browse our gorgeous range of exclusive South Sea Pearl pieces and walk away with your jewellery looking as good as new.


Explore our extensive range of sterling silver jewellery to discover the perfect piece to add to your collection!