How To Clean Silver Jewelry The Easiest Way?

How To Clean Silver Jewelry The Easiest Way?

All silver jewelry is made from sterling silver. Sterling silver is also known as 925 silver because its 92.5% silver and 7.5% a mix of other alloys! All good quality silver jewelry sold is 925 sterling silver, whether its hip hop rings, or moissanite pendants, or plain Italian sterling silver chains. Jewelry can’t be 100% silver as it would be too soft and not durable.

My chain (or any jewelry piece) turned black…is it fake?


Silver oxidizes, when mixed with oxygen. You can read more about this here:

To clean you silver jewelry there are many methods as well as products sold. The easiest way perhaps is to simply scrub it with baking soda using a toothbrush. Another method we recommend leaving it in soap water for 20-30 minutes and then scrubbing it. Be very gentle with iced out hip hop jewelry that has man made diamonds or moissanites so you don’t lose stones.

Silver cleaning cloth can also be purchased online for only a few dollars.

For plain chains our favorite item is a magic eraser. It is very simple to use and removes oxidation in a matter of seconds.

If you have a lot of items and are short on time, bring them to a jeweler and they can clean your bling using an ultrasonic cleaner as well!

At Harlembling we also recommend using anti tarnish strips or pouches. These products that only cost a few dollars will keep your silver jewelry looking like new for many years. You can buy them here:

Remember silver is a precious metal and can be cleaned unlimited times without damaging it.