Things You'll Need:
- Tarnished sterling silver jewelry
- Soft cloth
- White paste toothpaste
Squeeze a dime sized amount of toothpaste on your index finger. Using your index finger and thumb rub the toothpaste on your jewelry. Rub thoroughly, using more toothpaste as needed. You want to completely coat your tarnished jewelry. Make sure to really rub the tarnished areas of your jewelry. It is important to use a white paste like Colgate. Gel toothpastes do not work as good
Rinse your jewelry under warm running water while rubbing the jewelry. Most of the toothpaste will come off, but some will still be left in the grooves or textures. That is perfectly ok
Moisten your toothbrush and add some more toothpaste on the brush. Brush your jewelry thoroughly. Rinse all the toothpaste off of your brush and jewelry. If any toothpaste is remaining in any grooves or textures just brush it off with your wet toothbrush
Using a soft cloth dry your jewelry completely. It is very important to dry your jewelry thoroughly. If any tarnish still remains simply rub it off with the dry soft cloth.