January 27, 2015 @ 9:46 PM

Hi all - 

found this handy dandy tarnish remover recipe on Pinterest recently and gave it a try - and it really worked!  Fast and easy and you probably have all the ingredients already in your kitchen pantry. 


1 tablespoon Baking Soda
1 tablespoon table Salt
1/2 cup White Vinegar
1 cup Boiling Water
Soft towel to dry and buff
Aluminum Tin Foil

Tarnished sterling jewelry. 


1. Line your bowl with tin foil shiny side up

2. Add Baking Soda and Salt  - mix

3.  Slowly add vinegar - solution will fizz - and stir.

4. Add boiling water

5. Place jewelry into the solution for a soak and watch the tarnish disappear! 

6. Rinse well with clear water, Dry and Buff with a soft cloth to a shine. 

Voila! Shiny pretty jewelry!  The solution will still work even after it cools, but works best when the water is hot. I used it on all kinds of jewelry, crystals and stones - even pearls and it worked great.  It even brightened copper jewelry, but did not make much difference on brass.  Crystals and Stones were super clean! Enjoy!