How to Quickly and Easily Remove Tarnish from Silver Jewelry

Silver jewelry is so lovely— until it starts to tarnish. No matter if you own high quality pieces or the cheap stuff, tarnish WILL happen. And most of the time, you’ll notice it right when you’re getting ready for a big night out and pull that necklace or bracelet out of your jewelry box, only to find those telltale black smudges.

What’s a jewelry-lover to do? Learn the easy, quick way to remove it, brought to us by Clean My Space.

Melissa from CMS shows us the magic way to make your silver jewelry look good as new, and she demonstrates it on two necklaces, a bracelet, and a very tarnished silver ring. All the jewelry comes from different places and has various levels of real silver in it.

Just goes to show that this method can clean up whatever kind of silver you’ve got, no matter what shape it’s in!

How to Clean Tarnished Silver


  • Bowl
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 White Vinegar


  1. Line the bottom of a bowl with aluminum foil.
  2. Add salt and baking soda.
  3. Add boiling water and white vinegar.
  4. Put each piece of silver into the mixture, making sure it touches the aluminum. Let soak for five minutes.
  5. Remove the silver and use a microfiber cloth to dry and polish the jewelry.

We hope you’ll see amazing results with this simple concoction! These ingredients are all easy to find at your local store (if you don’t already have them sitting at home) and are well-worth restoring your jewelry back to its former glory.

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