How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

Has Hurricane Irma soaked your belongings, including your jewelry? Here’s a guide on how to clean your sterling silver jewelry using things that can be found at home.

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If you are a jewelry shop or a jewelry lover that has been affected by the recent hurricane, your jewelry collection has probably been soaked along with your other belongings. Sterling silver doesn’t do well with long soaks in dirty water. Also, when it comes in contact with sulfur, silver would appear discolored and dirty because sulfur chemically bonds to its surface. With that said, you must immediately have your pieces cleaned. No need to spend money for professional cleaning; here’s a guide on how you can bring back your sterling silver jewelry’s brilliance and luster.

Mild soap and water

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

This is the easiest and most convenient cleaning option. All you have to do is fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid soap, preferably sulfate and phosphate-free. Using a lint-free towel, gently rub off the dirt of the piece. Rinse with clean lukewarm water and dry using a clean, dry microfiber or lint-free cloth.

Baking soda, salt, and aluminum foil

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

You think that’s a crazy combination? Yes, it is! But it’s effective in cleaning silver. Line a bowl with a sheet of aluminum foil, with the dull side facing down. Place your silver jewelry on top of the foil. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of salt in another bowl filled with boiling water. Make sure they are fully dissolved to avoid scratches from granules. Pour the mixture into the bowl with your jewelry and watch as the dirt and tarnish transfer to the foil. Rinse the pieces afterward with clean lukewarm water and dry with a lint-free cloth.

Laundry detergent and aluminum foil

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

The aluminum foil method also works with laundry detergent. As with the previous method, line a bowl with aluminum foil. Mix one tablespoon of laundry detergent powder with hot water in a separate bowl and dissolve completely. Pour the mixture onto your silver pieces and after a few minutes rinse with clean lukewarm water and dry with a microfiber cloth.

Lemon juice and olive oil

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

Use a bowl to mix half a cup of lemon juice with a teaspoon of olive oil. Dip a clean microfiber cloth into the mixture and gently rub the silver pieces until all the dirt is gone. Rinse with lukewarm water and dry with another microfiber towel.

Ketchup

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

This condiment works well with sterling silver discoloration. All you need to do is put some tomato ketchup on a lint-free cloth and gently rub your jewelry pieces until they are completely covered. Let the ketchup sit for 10 to 15 minutes then rub clean using another lint-free towel. This cleaning method is most convenient, so if you are a shop that sells wholesale sterling silver rings and other jewelry or even an antique shop owner, make sure that you have a bottle of ketchup with you.

White vinegar and baking soda

How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewelry

This method is ideal for pieces with thick layers of dirt and tarnish. Make a solution of half a cup of white vinegar and two tablespoons of baking soda. Soak your jewelry in the solution for a couple of hours. Check if all the dirt has gone off the pieces. Afterward, rinse with running water and dry with a lint-free towel.

Have you tried cleaning your sterling silver jewelry with these methods? If so, which one do you think is the most effective? 

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September Highlights: Sapphire and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Aside from fall-inspired jewelry, offer your customers glamorous sapphire jewelry as well.

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The gorgeous blue crystal sapphire is the September birthstone. This stone exudes royalty, class, and utter glamour, making sapphire jewelry a popular choice among women of all ages. By offering your customers pieces with beautiful sapphire-colored cubic zirconia stones, they won’t need to break the bank. With that said, we made a list of some of our wholesale sterling silver jewelry that you might want to offer your customers this month.

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Top Jewelry Promotion Ideas for Businesses

Here are some tips on promotions to help increase your sales and exposure.

Whether you own a physical store or an online store, or both for that matter, creating promotions significantly help with attaining a business’ goal. Promotions such as discounts can easily pique customer’s interest. This is especially true if you’re selling wholesale sterling silver rings and other types of fashionable jewelry because of the many competitors. With that said, you have to work your creative juices to create successful promotions. Need some ideas? Here are some ways to promote your jewelry pieces to help power up your sales.

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5 Ways to Earn From Excess Inventory by Sidney Imports

5 Ways to Earn From Excess Inventory

Handle the problem of excess inventory and out-of-season jewelry pieces with these simple tips.

5 Ways to Earn From Excess Inventory

It’s just a few weeks before fall, and most of the businesses are stocking up on a whole new set of inventory for the new season. Do you still have summer-inspired wholesale sterling silver rings in your inventory? Selling out-of-season jewelry is tough for some, especially if they are a bit on the pricey side. Waiting for another year to sell them out is risky; they aren’t on-trend anymore and won’t appeal that much to customers. With that said, here are five ways to earn from excess inventory and finally let go of your out-of-season items.

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Ways to Rock School Outfits with Sterling Silver Jewelry

School’s back! Impress your friends with sterling silver pieces that even teachers and professors would love to wear!

Ways to Rock School Outfits with Sterling Silver Jewelry

Dressing up for school for some seems effortless for some, for the others, it can be a bit tough. Many articles suggest mixing and matching wardrobe pieces is the key to getting stylish even if you just own a few basic pieces. Another tip is to accessorize with minimal sterling silver jewelry. This type of jewelry is the perfect choice as they are not as expensive as fancy jewelry, and they have so many designs to choose from. And without further ado, here are some tips on how to rock your school outfits with sterling silver jewelry.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Sell Stud Earrings

It’s time to make sterling silver stud earrings your favorite piece of jewelry

Reasons Why You Should Sell Stud Earrings

If you are a jewelry shop looking for pieces to sell aside from wholesale sterling silver rings, you may want to consider offering customers stud earrings. Not only are they fashionable, but they are also affordable as well. I have always been a big fan of this type of earrings too, in fact, I’m wearing a pair now! Stud earrings may be a bit underrated, so I’m putting the spotlight on them now. Here’s  a list of reasons why you should consider adding more of them to your inventory this season.

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4 Ways to Use Negative Reviews to Your Advantage

4 Ways to Use Negative Reviews to Your Advantage

Don’t sulk when you receive negative reviews. Instead, use them to be a better jewelry business.

4 Ways to Use Negative Reviews to Your Advantage

Getting negative reviews is inevitable, even if you are trying real hard to maintain a good reputation in the jewelry industry. If you are a startup, getting these reviews might hurt a lot, especially if you are still struggling to get a place in the market. As for long time players, these can damage their image and even relationships with long time customers. But take it from Bill Gates, “your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” With that said, here are four ways in which you can use negative reviews to your jewelry business’ advantage.

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