Jewellery can get tarnished after wear, especially chains, but you can get them looking brand new in just a few minutes.

What you’ll need:

  • Foil
  • Baking soda
  • Boiling water
  • Dish
  • Toothbrush

1. Cover dish in foil

2. Place tarnished jewellery in the dish

3. Sprinkle baking soda over jewellery

4. Pour boiling water in dish

5. Gently scrub tarnished areas to remove grime

6. Take jewellery out and rinse off baking soda

7. Leave to dry

Watch the YouTube video below for full instructions:

This method is for jewellery without gemstones. I tried it and all my old chains which I thought were going to have to be thrown out now look sparkling new.

Try it and let me know how you go. Please SHARE your comments below.

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  • I love doing this haha, haven’t cleaned my jewelry in a while though


  • What a great method! So much cheaper than buying fancy cleaning stuff.


  • I was just looking at all my jewellery today cringing and not sure what to do with it! I will try this! Thank you


  • Great tip, I wonder if I could do this with gold rings?


  • brilliant idea and easy, my jewelry needs a bit of ashine,so approprite getting this how too in time, as cotenplating giving away now on me will have new day


  • I’ve used this method and it definitely works.


  • Does it work on all metals – gold, silver, bronze, pewter?


  • Thank you. Defiantly going to give this a try


  • This is terrific, thank you! Bicarb soda is so versatile. I’ve used toothpaste to clean the odd piece before, but this is one to try for sure.


  • I notice there is only silver /silver plated jewellery, No gold.


  • Wow what a super simple idea, I assume the same principle for silver cutlery?


  • i like the step by step pictures to make it easy to follow.


  • Great timing to see this! I was thinking this week that my favourite bracelet is looking rather grubby and in need of TLC!


  • great post – I have just put a bunch of jewellery in the op shop pile for the tarnish – getting it out now!!

    • Have fun cleaning – I will be doing the same!


  • that’s awesome and easy and cheap


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