How to Clean and Polish Your Relics Jewelry
Pour a tablespoon of baking soda into the palm of your hand, add about a teaspoon of water, and mix with your finger to form a paste. Rub the paste all over the surface of your jewelry. An old toothbrush can be used to get into the crevices around stones on rings. Rinse with tap water and dry with a soft cotton cloth. Do not use this on jewelry pieces that have recessed areas that you want to remain black, as this might remove the applied darkening agent. For these types of pieces, buff with a Sunshine polishing cloth, which will only polish the raised surfaces. Sunshine polishing cloths are available at Relics Jewelry & Gift Emporium, 925 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602.