How to Clean Pewter Jewelry at Home

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Pewter has a distinct look as jewelry.

It is very safe to wear as, unlike before, pewter is produced lead free.

It is durable, and many families pass on pewter jewelry and household items as a heritage.

The good thing about pewter jewelry is that it does not tarnish like silver jewelry.

However, with time, it can develop a dark patina.

Some find this patina desirable as it adds to its cool look.

But it comes to a personal choice; you may prefer your pewter bracelet to look bright and clean.

Beware that some pewter pieces intentionally have dark colors, so you should pay attention not to ruin your valuable jewelry by overcleaning it.

Cleaning your pewter at home is simple and cheap.

Here is a easy way to clean your pieces at home.

Washing your pewter with water and soap

Cleaning your pewter with soap and water is the easiest way to take care of your valuable pieces.

The first thing that you should do is to remove all dust with a piece of cloth.

You may like to repeat this even if you are not cleaning your pewter because it will decrease the need to wash your jewelry.

When cleaning your pewter pieces just follow these steps:

Step 1: Put some hot water in a bowl

How water will make it easier to get the dirt off. Don’t use boiling water.

Step 2: Add soft soap.

Never use solvents or abrasives as they can scratch and damage your pewter.

After you have chosen the appropriate soap, squirt just a bit of it in the bowl.

Step 3: Wash your pewter jewelry

Dip your pieces in the bowl and with a soft cloth or sponge slowly clean the grime.

Step 4: Rinse your pieces

Rinse your pieces with fresh water and make sure they are free of any residues of dirt and soap

Step 5: Dry your pewter

Use a new soft cloth to wipe pewter items. Make sure they are completely dry.