Tips for Cleaning Silver
It doesn’t take a miracle any longer! You don't have to develop sweat on your forehead to penetrate into all the crannies and nooks any more! Nothing can be easier than to clean silver jewelry.
Just take an aluminum plate or you can also use a plate covered with aluminum foil. Then add about 1 tablespoon of table salt and 1 tablespoon or so of the powdered water softener, any water softener will do. Then add some extremely hot (though not boiling) water to the pie plate and stir to dissolve the salt and softener. In fact, you can even substitute baking soda for the water softener.
Now, just dunk some tarnished silver items in the solution and - Gosh! - No more tarnish! - Your sterling silver jewelry looks like brand new! It is aluminum that works in this method. But, DO NOT use this method for jewelry that has any precious stones or on antique silver as it will remove the desired antiqued finish on the silver...