Tell Me, How Do I Clean My Copper?!

How to clean your Copper jewelry?

 It is a very simple process to clean your copper pieces. You only need a couple of ingredients. 

  1. Ketchup & Toothbrush 
  • Regular ketchup works like a charm to get rid of copper tarnish due to the vinegar in the ketchup. Squeeze some ketchup onto the copper piece and rub until the tarnish is gone. You can use your fingers, a cloth or even a small soft toothbrush. Rinse well to get rid of all the ketchup.

    2. Baking Soda & Lemon Juice

  • Make a paste by mixing baking soda and lemon juice in equal amounts. Rub this on your copper jewelry using your fingers or a cloth. For a deeper clean, use a soft toothbrush. This works very well on elaborate pieces with lots of crevices. Rinse the paste of thoroughly and dry.

    3. Salt & Lemon Juice

  • Use the lemon juice to wet the copper then sprinkle some table salt on the surface of the copper. Using a soft cloth, rub the copper piece to remove the tarnish. A pro tip is to sprinkle the salt on the cut half of the lemon and then rub the copper with the lemon. After a few minutes, the copper is going to be shiny and lustrous. Rinse and dry.
  •  4. Vinegar 

  • Pour vinegar into a glass or plastic bowl and submerge your copper jewelry in the vinegar. Add some salt for a deeper clean and leave the copper to soak for 15 to 20  minutes. When you take it out, your copper should be sparkling! Give it a good rinse to wash off all the vinegar and then dry it with a soft cloth.
  • If the copper piece has gemstones, then take care as soaking in acidic vinegar can damage the stone. In that case, it is best to skip both this method as well as the lemon juice dip, and try one of the others.