ADOPT A LAST ON, FIRST OFF ROUTINE
Adopt a Last On, First Off routine with your jewelry. Put your jewelry on last after your morning routine and remove your jewelry first before getting ready for bed. Contact with water, lotions, hairsprays, and perfumes can speed up tarnishing.
HOMEMADE TARNISH SOLUTION
If you don't have a polishing cloth you can make your own cleaning solution with materials found around the home.
Ingredients: mason jar, good quality witch hazel or white vinegar, baking soda, soft bristle toothbrush, virgin coconut oil.
1. Place your jewelry in a glass mason jar.
2. Cover with ½ cup of vinegar or witch hazel. Add one drop of virgin coconut oil and mix gently.
3. Allow jewelry to soak in the mixture overnight.
4. The next morning, coat with baking soda and scrub with an old toothbrush, then rinse with water.
5. Pat jewelry dry completely before storing.
STORING YOUR JEWELRY
Moisture and air are the enemies when it comes to tarnish. Store your jewelry in an airtight pouch or Ziploc bag with a anti-tarnish strip or silica pack.