How to clean your jewelry in minutes: A retail worker shares a little-known hack using a common pantry staple
- A TikToker used a common pantry staple to clean his sterling silver rings
- Emma used baking soda to shine her Pandora rings
- She added the rings to a foil-lined bowl then added baking soda
- Then she poured boiling water over it to cause a chemical reaction.
- After two minutes, the dirty rings have been transformed into a sparkling new look
- The hack only works to clean 925 sterling silver and no other metals
A TikToker has revealed a simple hack to turn jewelry into sterling silver in two minutes using a common pantry staple.
In a now-viral video, Australian saleswoman Emma said all you need is a bowl, hot water and baking soda.
She placed her 925 sterling silver Pandora rings in a foil-lined bowl, then added baking soda and poured hot water over the top.
The jewelry went from dull to shiny almost instantly, which impressed thousands of people online.
“Okay, the more I tell people about this hack, the more I realize that people don’t know and need to know!” Emma says in the video.
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Before: Retail worker Emma posted the now-viral TikTok video explaining how to clean sterling silver rings using baking soda and hot water
After: a chemical reaction is believed to occur between the baking soda and the silver when the hot water is added, washing away any dirt and leaving the rings sparkling clean (pictured)
“All you need is a bowl of any type, put aluminum foil in the bottom, baking soda, and then put your jewelry on,” Emma said.
‘You can use it on earrings, necklaces, anything with real diamonds or fake diamonds, as long as it’s 925 [sterling silver].’
She then added boiling water from the kettle directly onto the jewelry and let the baking soda “do its magic”.
It is believed that a chemical reaction occurs between the baking soda and the silver when hot water is added, which removes any dirt and leaves the rings sparkling clean.
In the comments, Emma also revealed another hack to ensure jewelry is clean but not damaged during the process.
She recommended using a toothbrush to thoroughly clean each piece followed by a polishing cloth.
‘I work at Pandora and the best way is to soak it in warm soapy water and scrub gently with a toothbrush! Use our polishing cloth, that’s how we do it!’ she wrote.
Pandora, which has stores in Australia, offers free cleaning services to polish its customers’ products.
Since its publication, the video has been viewed 948,000 times and received hundreds of comments.
‘How amazing!’ one person wrote, another added, “Toothpaste works great too.”
What else can you clean with baking soda?
Oven and oven racks
Source: Best Homes & Gardens