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How to sterilize sterling silver earrings?

 
 
Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:05 am
I bought a used pair of Tiffany silver earrings on Craigslist....how would I go about sterilizing them?
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:25 am
@russellmark85,
You could find out quite easily with a quick Google search.
Why do I feel spam coming on? Wink
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:30 am
@russellmark85,
Boil them.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:31 am
@OmSigDAVID,
In what, David? Smile
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:31 am
@msolga,
His choice.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:33 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Ha.
He might boil them in oil!
(which won't help things at all! Smile )
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:35 am
@msolga,
He coud also hold them in fire,
but that might be painful, or deform them.
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:35 am
@OmSigDAVID,

Sure, boil them for five minutes in water.

OmSigDave is right, which is probably the first time anyone has ever said this.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:37 am
@McTag,
The USSC said it, in 2OO8
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 03:39 am
@OmSigDAVID,
The United States Studies Centre?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 07:14 am
@russellmark85,
Quote:
I bought a used pair of Tiffany silver earrings on Craigslist....how would I go about sterilizing them?

I don't understand. Why do you want to sterilize the people on Craiglist?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2012 07:18 am
@russellmark85,
buy a $5 tub of jewelry cleaner
you can clean hundreds of pieces in those
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MatinJohn
 
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Reply Wed 24 Oct, 2012 07:53 pm
@russellmark85,
Hello Community,

Sterling silver is a popular alloy used in the creation of jewelry. Earrings made with sterling silver studs are especially common because they are often inexpensive, and complement most gemstones. It only takes a few uses for the shiny metallic to begin to dull, and after many wearings, the earrings may appear tarnished. You can hire a professional jeweler to clean your sterling silver earrings; however, there is a simple technique that anyone can do in their own home, with ingredients that you likely have on hand. Here are some instructions for cleaning sterling silver jewelery.

1. Place sterling silver earrings in a plastic bowl.
2. Mix 1 tbsp. baking soda and 1 cup warm water in a second plastic bowl.
3. Pour the baking soda mixture over the earrings, and allow them to soak for 30 minutes.
4. Remove the earrings from the mixture, and scrub any remaining spots away with a soft bristle brush.
5. Run cool water over the earrings to rinse away any remaining baking soda mixture.
6. Wipe the earrings dry with a soft cloth, or allow them to air dry on the cloth.

Best Ragards,
Matin John
jewelista
 
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Reply Sun 4 Nov, 2012 11:22 pm
@russellmark85,
I had changed the curves design five times in order to make them look special. The 1st four times, i wrapped the short curvy wires to the frames but due to certain aspect they did not seem balance. So on the last time, i already ran out of thin gauge Argentium wire and decided to just solder them to the frame, phew, they turned out nice.
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pihusharma
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2015 02:46 am
Take boiled water in a pan and mix little amount of soda, salt and vinegar. Leave your jewelry in it for a few minutes. After that, use a towel to dry them properly and don't leave the water. This will be perfect solution for such problem.
weddingbands
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2016 02:40 am
@russellmark85,
It is a bit long process to sterilize silver earrings at home. You can follow the steps hereby mentioned to sterilize your earrings. Put your earrings in to hot salted water for 20 or so minutes. Dunk them in rubbing alcohol and then leave them in the boiling water for at least five minutes. I think this process will be very useful for you.
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Miller
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2016 10:02 pm
@MatinJohn,
The question was about sterilization of the objects, not the washing.
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Miller
 
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Reply Mon 11 Apr, 2016 10:05 pm
@pihusharma,
pihusharma wrote:

Take boiled water in a pan and mix little amount of soda, salt and vinegar. Leave your jewelry in it for a few minutes. After that, use a towel to dry them properly and don't leave the water. This will be perfect solution for such problem.


No, it won't. With time, the water will become contaminated bacteria, yeasts and molds. Use the water once, then throw it away.
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