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Tried and tested ways to clean silver jewelry

My wife's silver jewelry is really tarnished, and needs a good cleaning. In order of importance: the cleaning method shouldn't damage the jewelry (some of it has sentimental value), it should actually work, it should be cheap, and it should be easy. What has worked for you to clean silver jewelry? [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on Nov 3, 2015 - 18 answers

How do I clean this necklace?

What is the best way to clean this necklace with intricate filigree? The stone is simulated amethyst and the setting is silver (back) and marcasite (front). [more inside]
posted by _Mona_ on Oct 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Dirt in my wedding ring-help!

Jewelry filter: I have a wedding ring here and it is peridot and diamond stones. I recently went hiking and a lot of dirt got stuck behind the stones. I have tried washing it and scrubbing it with a soft toothbrush, but some of it is not coming out. There are tiny holes in the backside of the gems that the dirt got into. Any ideas for cleaning? Would a jeweler be able to clean it?
posted by Equiprimordial on Sep 15, 2011 - 16 answers

My jewelry smells like the Bog of Eternal Stench

Please help me de-stinkify my costume jewelry! [more inside]
posted by Fui Non Sum on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I clean my silver and pearl bird's nest necklace?

How do I clean my silver and pearl bird's nest necklace? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Dec 16, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I care for sterling silver jewelry?

How do I take care of sterling silver jewelry? [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Nov 17, 2009 - 17 answers

How to bring back the shine to a malachite inlayed sterling silver bracelet?

How can I remove serious tarnish from a silver bangle. Difficulty level: malachite inlay. [more inside]
posted by burntflowers on Mar 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Will acetone nail polish remover damage gold?

Removing nail polish from a diamond & white gold engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Dec 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me keep it clean!

Anyone have first hand experience with ultrasonic cleaners that they purchased for jewelry and eyeglass cleaning? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Feb 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Tips for cleaning sterling silver jewelry?

I've been cleaning some sterling silver necklaces with a jewelry polishing cloth. The necklaces now seem clean, but there is still a lot of black stuff coming off on the cloth, no matter how long I scrub the necklaces with it. Why is this?
posted by zembla3 on Oct 28, 2006 - 8 answers

LA Jewelers for Resizing

Jewelry Question: I would like to get my engagement ring cleaned and resized smaller. I'm worried about this because I've heard stories of jewelers taking the ring from you to the "back" to do the work, but then exchanging the diamonds for lower quality stones. Also, it doesn't need a major resize...it's just large enough to annoy me (keeps turning around on my finger, for example), but it won't fall off by itself. There are SO many listings for jewelers -- I feel like its like finding a good mechanic -- difficult, and better if you can get a recommendation. Can anyone recommend a jeweler (in the Los Angeles area) that they trust and had a good experience/history with? Is it a bad idea to resize a platinum ring with diamonds in it to a slightly smaller size? [Oh--and I don't want to go back to where the ring was purchased.]
posted by rio on Jul 18, 2004 - 5 answers

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