Monday, June 27, 2011

How to clean Copper jewelry

Copper jewelry is so beautiful, especially when it gets a natural patina over time. I am always having customers ask "how should I clean copper?"  To some, the piece can tarnish too quickly.  Use this simple cleaning solution to get your piece to sparkle like new.

{what you will need}
Small Bowl, Water, Lemon Juice, Salt, old Toothbrush, Baking Soda, Polishing Cloth.

{how to}
Make a solution out of warm water, a few drops of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of salt. Next, emerge the jewelry into the solution for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Use an old toothbrush with a little baking soda to get holes and crevasses. Finally, use a jewelry polishing cloth to keep the jewelry shiny between cleaning. Remember; DO NOT use on pearls or semi-precious stones.