Make your jewellery sparkle! Cleaning tips from Esther of Winterchild Jewellery

Posted by Donna Reimchen on

The often asked question: How does one clean their jewellery? Esther Winter of Winterchild Jewellery is a Yukon expert at this, having crafted unique designs out of gold, silver, copper, pewter, and recycled tin for the past 25 years. 

In her own words:

Should the sterling silver tarnish, our polishing pads also do an excellent job of shining up your silver.  Wearing the silver regularly does help to keep it from tarnishing, as well, storing the jewellery in a dry location is very important.  Here's a DIY trick: Toothpaste works very effectively to remove tarninsh.  Using a soft cloth, put a dab onto the jewellery and rub it in until the silver brightens.  Rinse and buff jewellery with a soft cloth to dry and restore the shine, (do not use a paper towel as it can scratch the silver).  

Should the copper tarnish, our polishing pads also do an excellent job of shining up your copper.  Wearing the copper regularly does help to keep it from tarnishing, as well, storing the jewellery in a dry location is very important.  Here's a DIY Copper polishing trick: Mix 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp of flour with 1 tsp. of vinegar till it becomes a thick paste. Buff the paste onto the copper jewellery until it shines. Rinse and buff to dry off.

For pewter care, pewter is a soft metal, if scratched rub it with a Scotch Brite Scouring Pad to return the pewter to a blemish free brushed finish.

We hope these jewellery cleaning tips help you enjoy all of the jewellery in your collections for years to come! You can view our collection of Winterchild Jewellery here...


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