How to clean jewellery with baking soda: Retailer shares little-known hack

How to clean your jewellery in minutes: Retail worker shares little-known hack using a common pantry staple

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A TikToker has revealed a simple hack to transform sterling silver jewellery in two minutes using a common pantry staple.

In a now-viral video, Aussie retail worker Emma said all you need is a bowl, hot water and baking soda.

She placed her 925 sterling silver Pandora rings into a bowl lined with aluminium foil then added baking soda and poured hot water over the top. 

The jewellery was transformed from dull to shiny almost instantly, which impressed thousands online. 

‘Okay so the more I tell people about this hack, the more I realise that people don’t know, and they need to know!’ Emma said in the video.

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Before: Retail worker Emma posted the now-viral TikTok video sharing how to clean sterling silver rings using baking soda and hot water

Before: Retail worker Emma posted the now-viral TikTok video sharing how to clean sterling silver rings using baking soda and hot water

After: It's believed a chemical reaction occurs between the baking soda and silver when the hot water is added, removing any dirt and leaving the rings looking sparkling clean (pictured)

After: It’s believed a chemical reaction occurs between the baking soda and silver when the hot water is added, removing any dirt and leaving the rings looking sparkling clean (pictured)

‘All you need is a bowl of any kind, pop in some alfoil in the bottom, baking soda and then put in your jewellery,’ Emma said.

‘You can use this on earrings, necklaces, anything with real diamonds or fake diamonds, just as long as it’s 925 [sterling silver].’

She then added boiling water from the kettle directly over the jewellery and let it the baking soda ‘work its magic’.

It’s believed a chemical reaction occurs between the baking soda and silver when the hot water is added, which removes any dirt and leaves the rings looking sparkling clean.

In the comments Emma also revealed another hack to ensure the jewellery is clean but not damaged during the process.

She recommended using a toothbrush to carefully 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, it’s how we do it!’ she wrote.

Pandora, which has store locations around Australia, offer free cleaning services to polish their products customers own.

Since being published, the video has been viewed a staggering 948,000 times and received hundreds of comments. 

‘How amazing!’ one person wrote, another added: ‘Toothpaste also works great.’ 

What else can you clean with baking soda?

 Kitchen sink 

Shower 

Drains 

Silverware 

Microwaves 

Oven and oven racks 

 Source: Better Homes & Gardens

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