6mm Silver dot studs. Sterling silver knitted studs with sterling silver cup and backs.
Sterling silver Dot Stud Earrings
My pieces are not easy to clean if they have pearls and crystals on them. Part of the charm is the slight antique look as the silver wire tarnishes but customers do still want them to shine.
For best results, to have the full sparkle back, is to take it to a reputable jewellers how have experts to clean mixed material pieces. If you are happy with a moderate shine with character! you can clean it yourself using the information below.
Care instructions for cleaning sterling silver with pearls and crystals.
Cleaning techniques appropriate for sterling silver can be too much for crystals and pearls. Although some silver dips are marketed as being safe for pearls and crystals they are porous, and therefore, submersion is not recommended. The ideal solution is to take the necklace to a jeweller and have it professionally cleaned. If you choose to do it yourself, you won’t get the same results, but you should see an improvement.
1. You Will Need:
Silver polishing cloth Soft cloth
Makeup brush Warm water
Mild shampoo Small bowl or cup
Steps to Clean the Necklace:
Use a silver polishing cloth to clean the silver part of the necklace. Once the silver is clean, you can clean the pearls/ crystals. Make a solution of warm water with a few drops of mild shampoo.
Lay the necklace on a soft cloth.
Dip the makeup brush in the water solution, then use it to clean the pearls/crystals.
Wipe the pearls/crystals with a clean damp cloth.
Lay flat to dry.
2. Sterling silver and crystals can be cleaned with baking soda and aluminum.
Mixing baking soda, boiling water, and vinegar in a aluminum-lined tray will help remove tarnish from silver. Soak your silver and crystals in boiling water for about 30 seconds before polishing it to remove any stains.
1. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Pick a baking pan big enough to hold the silver piece you're cleaning. Use aluminum foil to line the entire pan. Make sure to cover the full interior.
2. Boil a cup of water. Measure out one cup of water. Place it in a pot over high heat. Keep heating the water until it comes to a boil.
While the water boils, you can mix in your other ingredients to your pan.
3. Mix the baking soda and vinegar into your aluminum-lined pan. Add a tablespoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of salt to your pan. Then, slowly pour in half a cup of white vinegar.
The vinegar will cause the baking soda to fizzle slightly. You do not want the baking soda to fizzle too much, which is why it's important to pour the vinegar in slowly to only cause a small reaction.
4. Add the boiling water to your pan. After the vinegar is added, add the boiling water. You do not need to mix the ingredients once they're added. Simply put your water into the pan.
5. Add the silver to your pan. Make sure your piece makes contact with the foil.
6. Soak the silver for about 30 seconds. Set a timer. Allow the piece to sit for about 30 seconds before removing it. After the pieces are done soaking, use tongs to remove them. You should set them down on an absorbent surface, such as a paper towel.
7. Rinse and buff the silver piece. Dry the piece using a rag or paper towels. After it is dry, take a soft cloth. Gently buff the pieces using this cloth. Keep buffing until you've removed any dirt, debris, or tarnish and the piece is shiny.
Repeat the process if necessary. Very dirty or tarnished sterling silver may not be completely clean after the first wash. If your silver is still dull and dirty, repeat the process once more.