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Silver jewellery cleaner?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Fleur, Mar 22, 2017.


  1. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Any recommendations?
    I have a silver cleaning cloth but the necklace is heavily tarnished and dirty.
    It's a good quality silver and very fine and delicate.
     
  2. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    gin or vodka ;)
     
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    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Could it be 94%alc? Have a bottle. Will it not damage the stones?
     
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    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    The only gems that can't be cleaned in alcohol are pearls.
     
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    cheekyscrip Pitchfork blaster

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    Have opals.Ok then?
     
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    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    ooh - do you know I'm not sure about opals (never had any myself :( ;)) I would just use soapy water on them I think.
    ETA - pearls and opals should be cleaned in warm soapy water. Alcohol can damage them both - thank you Mr. Google
     
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    rona Still missing my boys

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  8. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Thank you @lymorelynn I don't drink spirits so will have to persuade hubby or daughter to buy some vodka and let me have some :D
    @rona if the vodka doesn't work then I will pop to homebase :)
     
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    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    You can still use soapy water - half washing up liquid half warm water and leave the necklace to soak. I have several pieces of antique jewellry that need careful cleaning and either method works well. Brush gently with a soft toothbrush and then rinse
    The Silvo wadding is good for large pieces of silver but I wouldn't use it on a necklace
     
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