The silver is a solid metal so much as it is beautiful and brilliant. A symbol of elegance, silver, is used to create useful and decorative objects for homes and to create precious jewels. For this reason, throughout this guide, I will teach you how to clean a silver brooch. This way you can maintain the brilliance and the beauty thereof.
Be sure to have on hand:
- Baking soda
- Chamois cloth
The first thing you will need to note in your silver brooch is if the latter is decorated with glitter or nail polish. In that case you’ll have to clean it thoroughly with suitable products, which must not cause any damage to these applications. Before you start the description on how to clean it, it is important to know that one should avoid using extreme heat, since the thinner parts and furniture could become detached to excessive temperature, so it is advisable to carry out any operation, always cold. Take a toothbrush “even an old soft-bristled toothbrush will be fine” and dry, rub the baking soda all over the surface. This will produce a slight grinding and at the same time you perform an operation that will reduce the risk of oxidation of metal.
As you clean, you will notice that black derived from oxide, will begin to whiten and when will disappear altogether from the brooch, you rinse with plenty of running water. At this point it may be finished, but to clean the glitter will have to adopt a slightly different method. The first thing to do if your silver brooch of glitter is to immerse the brooch in hot, soapy water, leaving it to soak for about half an hour. After the interval, you can rinse it.
Again using the brush with baking soda clean it thoroughly, paying closer attention to rub the interstices where dirt will become soft and so easy to remove. Finally rinse the brooch in running water and dry it with a soft cloth. To polish your brooch, once you have dried thoroughly, you can rub it with a chamois cloth. This cloth is very soft and delicate and will make your sleek and shiny silver brooch, without risking to damage in any way the same or remove any delicate decorations.
- Run the cleaning of your silver brooches at least once a month, you’ll keep clean and shiny.
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