SELF CARE FOR YOUR SILVERWARE
Just like you, silverware enjoys a good pampering. No face masks, epsom salts, or bath bomb are required, but it is kind of like a bath for your jewellery.
Before going to its new owner, each piece of jewellery is given some love and made sure to look its very best before meeting you. Silver can, however, tarnish after some time leaving a bit of discolouration. This does not mean anything is wrong with the silver itself. Often when silver is exposed to harmful elements, harsh chemicals, sulfur-containing gases etc, it discolours due to contact overtime. Although these pieces are made to last a lifetime, it is recommended that your jewellery is removed while using any hard chemicals or in harsh conditions.
A regular silverware cleanser from your local shop would work. However, there is a more eco-friendly, less toxic, and less harsh way of taking care of your jewellery and it can be found in your pantry.
Gather a plastic container large enough to fit and fully submerge your jewellery, some aluminum foil, a few tablespoons of baking soda, and water. You are going to want to boil enough water to fill your container, and have enough aluminum foil to completely cover the bottom. Once your water has boiled, pour it into your container and add roughly 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda. Gently submerge your jewellery in the container, give a slight swirl of everything and let it soak for about ten minutes. Depending on how well-loved your jewelry is looking, this process might need to be repeated. The baking soda will begin to bubble, just like a real bath, and you will slowly see the tarnish being lifted. Remove your jewellery after the recommended time and give it a little polishing with a tea towel. It will look spic and span, all freshened up and ready to go.