How to maintain the shine of silver?


Want to make your silver jewellery shine as new but don’t know what to do? Below mentioned are the points to help out to bring the lustre of the silver back!

Foil made of aluminium

This aluminium foil “recipe” is no match for tarnished silver. Bring one litre of water to a boil, along with one tablespoon of baking soda and one piece of aluminium foil. Remove silverware with kitchen tongs after 10 seconds in the pot (longer if it’s severely tarnished). Magic! If the tarnish remains, here’s how to clean silver: Using 1/4 cup baking soda and two teaspoons of water, form a thick paste. Use a damp sponge to apply, then rinse and dry.


Laundry detergent

Line a medium-sized bowl with aluminium foil and fill it with hot water to make your jewellery or cutlery glitter. One spoonful of powdered laundry detergent, then one minute of soaking for your silver. Rinse it thoroughly with clean water and then let it dry.


Ketchup can be used to clean tarnished silver. Here’s how to use this ubiquitous condiment to polish silver: Using a paper towel, squirt a tiny amount of the cleaner onto the tarnished spots and gently rub it in. Let the ketchup stay for 15 minutes, then massage with a soft cloth and rinse clean if your silver isn’t getting much shinier. Use a toothbrush to clean between the crevices of items with rough accents, such as candlesticks or expensive cutlery.


A paste of cornstarch and water can be used to restore the lustre of silver. Apply with a damp cloth, allow to dry, then rub off with a minimally abrasive material such as cheesecloth or a rough towel. If you don’t have cornstarch, you can use a cream of tartar instead.

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser not only kills bacteria but also makes it easy to polish silver. Using a delicate cloth, squirt a few drops on the tarnish and massage it away.