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How to whiten my silver anklet?

Asked by ashler (36points) May 8th, 2009

Can i whiten my silver anklet?

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YARNLADY's avatar

If you mean restore the silvery look, buy a liquid silver jewelry cleaner and soak it overnight, then rub with a soft cloth and rinse thoroughly.

whatthefluther's avatar

Careful with chemical dips. Most are not designed for soaking. Extended stay in the dip or inadequate rinsing and drying will leave a film that is difficult to remove. Dips are good for extremely tarnished pieces, but first try a good silversmiths polish such as Hagerty’s spray which not only cleans and polishes, but also leaves a protective layer to slow future tarnishing. Carefully read all instructions on all these products as many are harmful to certain gemstones (if present).

sandystrachan's avatar

In Scotland there is something called silvo , works much like brasso but made for silver .
If you use a chemical bath tho it states dip for a few minutes not over night .

knitfroggy's avatar

I’ve always had the best luck with regular white toothpaste not gel like Pepsodent. I use an old toothbrush and scrub my silver with a dab of the toothpaste. Then just rinse it and let it dry. I own lots of silver and this is my favorite way to clean it. Also you can’t put anything with a patina in silver cleaner but the toothpaste is fine.

sandystrachan's avatar

Nearly forgot Banana skin rub the inside of the skin over the silver will give it great looks .

MrsNash's avatar

My neighbor makes silver anklets. Here’s what she suggests:

-we use a product called MAAS—it is a cream that you rub on then polish with a soft cloth

May2689's avatar

or you could take it to the store and sometimes they’ll clean it for you

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

If it’s sterling silver or pure silver then baking soda scrubbed over it will remove a lot of oxidation as will most toothpastes.

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