Silver darkens if it is stored in a room with high humidity or close to products containing sulphur. Also darkening may occur when the deteriorating health of the owner. Strongly influenced by individual skin properties. To avoid this, after wearing wipe your jewelry with a dry flannel.
It is advisable not to expose the silver cleaning by mechanical means, and to use the special cloths or products that can be purchased in jewelry stores. In addition to cleaning, they create a protective coating on the metal.
Store jewelry made from silver is better in special cases in a dry place. And it is desirable that the decorations do not touch each other. When josabeth and works with chemicals silverware are better off.
How to clean silver at home
You can clean the silver at home:
The most popular method. Silverware soaked in 10% ammonia for 10-15 minutes. Then they are washed with water and dried with a cloth.
- Sulfuric acid.
The product is boiled in 10% sulfuric acid until then, until it washed away impurities, are washed with water and dried with a cloth.
- Citric acid.
Boiling products in the citric acid solution in a water bath. To 0.5 liters of water taken 100 g of citric acid. In a container with a solution down the piece of copper wire and jewelry need to be cleaned. After about 15-30 min. the cleaning is over. Silver is washed and dried.
Boiling the jewelry in a solution of soda. To 0.5 liters of water is taken 1-2 tbsp of baking soda. In a container with a solution down the piece of foil. Silver articles boil for about 10-15 seconds, rinsed with water and dried.
Particularly sophisticated cleaners offer Coca-Cola – boil silverware in the drink for 3-5 minutes, it will efficiently remove silver dark film.
200 ml of water is taken 1 tsp of salt in this solution the silver falls for a couple of hours. You can even boil it in this solution for 10-15 minutes.
- Mechanical cleaning.
Involves cleaning eraser or toothpaste. Mechanical means are well removed film from the metal surface, but can damage the surface of the product.