Hill Tribe silver earrings are up to 99.9% pure silver. Although these fashion accessories are that pure, they are still susceptible to losing their shine and becoming black. It’s called tarnishing, which is due to silver’s reaction to sulphur in the air. It can also be because of the chemical reaction that happens when silver comes into contact with sweat as well as cosmetic and body cleaning products.

Worry not if your silver earrings are no longer as shiny as the day you purchased them. That’s because it is really easy to bring back their unmistakable gleam and ultimate beauty. Below you will go through some of the steps that you may take to restore them.

Toothpaste

If you think that toothpaste is only good for making your teeth gleaming, think again. Did you know that you can also use it for bringing back the shine of your silver earrings? Apply a little toothpaste on your fashion accessories using a soft, dry cloth. Use small circular motions when applying. Let 5 minutes pass and rinse off the toothpaste with running water. Just remember to steer clear of gel toothpaste or one that has abrasive ingredients.

Ketchup

Everyone knows that fries and hotdogs are best enjoyed with ketchup. However, not many people know that ketchup is also great for restoring the gleam of their silver earrings. To get started, apply a small amount of ketchup on your tarnished Hill Tribe silver earrings using a paper towel. Let the red condiment stay there for 15 minutes. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse off ketchup with water.

Lemon Juice

It’s no secret that lemon juice is very good for strengthening the immune system. Are you aware that it is also excellent for removing tarnish on silver earrings? Rub a little lemon juice on tarnished areas of your silver earrings using your fingertip. Afterwards, buff to a shine with a soft, dry cloth. You may also sprinkle a little baking soda on your silver earrings after applying lemon juice on them for best results.

White Vinegar

Other than lemon juice, you may also rely on white vinegar for bringing back the missing sheen of your silver earrings. The best thing to do is place your silver fashion accessories in a small ceramic bowl. Pour a few droplets of white vinegar into the bowl, just enough to cover your silver earrings with the sour liquid. Allow 5 minutes to pass and rinse off under running water. Just like when using lemon juice, you may also combine white vinegar with a little baking soda.

Aluminium Foil

Many people swear by the effectiveness of aluminium foil in getting rid of tarnish. To get started, line a small bowl with aluminium foil. Fill it with hot water and mix in a teaspoon of mild laundry detergent. Dunk your silver earrings in the bowl and wait for a minute or two to pass. Armed with a pair of kitchen tongs, transfer the silver earrings onto a soft, dry cloth. Wipe dry and marvel at the restored sheen of your silver earrings.

Other than removing tarnish with any of the tips above, it is also a good idea to keep tarnish from building up in the first place. For instance, you may store your silver earrings in a box lined with tarnish-proof cloth. Wearing your silver earrings more often can help fend off unnecessary tarnishing, courtesy to your skin oils.