Years ago my friend and I went in together on a jewelry cleaner at a craft fair. She took it home, and said she'd put half of it in a container and give it to me. I never got it, and I didn't really stress about it...because I have found this great cleaner (from Wal-Mart)!
It literally requires no polishing or rubbing-you just dip, rinse, and dry. Seriously-don't leave it in there longer than ten seconds or so! : ) I think it's just a chemical reaction to get the oxidation off, but it leaves crystals in the liquid. I've had mine a few years, and I'm pretty sure it'll last forever.
Here are the before pictures:
|Icky gray (can't even call it silver!)..|
|can't wear it!|
|Ahhh..fresh and shiny! I only use it on the dark stuff-I leave my jewelry hanging, so that's why it gets all gray. But, I like to see my options right in front of me, not hidden away.|
Ok, I digress..anyway, guess what comes to mind? The cleaner! I dipped a q-tip, and dabbed it on my bracket. Yep, I'm wild and crazy like that. (I should mention the cleaner contents are known by the state of California to cause cancer, so be careful-that's why I do the quick water dip!) (I'm guessing they don't cause cancer in Arkansas? Just kidding.) so shortly after my dabbing, I rinsed, swished, and prayed. It didn't work, if you were wondering. Still gray.
Are you oxidized? You just need some antioxidants and some good prayers. They clean you right up-as well as my fresh, new silver!