Cleaning your sterling silver jewelry isn`t a hard task.
And the best of all is that you don`t need to have a silversmith kit to do it. All you need is actually in you bathroom. That`s right, toothpaste is great to remove those black stains on silver.
Grab your toothpaste (the white kind works the best) and grab a piece of cloth or paper towel.
Spread some tooth paste on the piece and rub it with the cloth until the tarnish come off.
wash the piece of jewelry with water and dry it with a towel.
You just have to be careful about 2 things.
1. This technique is best for cleaning sterling silver jewelry, so you should avoid using it on silver plated ones, since it may remove the thin silver layer.
2. Toothpaste maybe a little too abrasive for some pieces of jewelry. If it's you intend to clean a new and high polished surface, it's better to get a special cleaning cloth to avoid those micro scratches on your jewelry.