I don’t know if you’ve ever cleaned silver with regular silver polish, but it’s pretty awful, being a toxic chemical.
Here’s a recipe that is completely natural. Of course, you still don’t want to get it on your skin or in your eyes!
Start with a rectangle glass dish. Put a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom, shiny side up. You can also use an aluminum disposable pan instead.
About a cup of boiling water, one tablespoon baking soda, one teaspoon table salt, and stir. Then add your jewelry. Note! Use only sterling silver jewelry with no jewels and no glued-on parts. In the above picture I have an inlay stone necklace, but it is protected by the way it is made and so it won’t come loose. But it’s best just to stick to the silver.
After the silver is in, add 1/2 cup white vinegar and watch it fizzle and sizzle! Don’t stand too close. Don’t breath the gasses coming up from the bubbly mixture.
Use tongs or a small fork to turn over as it is the foil that attracts the tarnish.
After a while, use tongs to remove the silver jewelry. Use a soft cloth to buff. Badly tarnished items may need more than one treatment.
And that’s it! Beautiful shiny silver, with no chemicals!