5 Easy Steps to Polish Your Sterling Silver Jewelry Published on: 06/09/2021 by Royi Sal Jewelry Team - Leave a Comment If you’re starting in jewelry making, then polishing is on your list to learn. This is why we had Pop Up Sterling Silver Jewelry put together this blog to guide you into the world of polishing. When starting your own jewelry, you became a polishing fiend, and there was something about taking a dirty piece of silver and buffing it to the point. Here are 5 Easy Steps to Polish Your Sterling Silver Jewelry. Step-by-Step: How to Polish Sterling Silver Jewelry Step 1: The Sanding Always begin with sanding down your pieces. This part is quite methodical as you go from grade 500 to 1200, and lastly 2000. When sanding, stand in the same direction to get rid of any fine scratches. Step 2: The Polishing This is just the first polish applied to your pieces. Begin with adding some Polishing Compound to your leather pendant wheel and the base of your silver. Do this in circular motions. Step 3: Getting Rid Of Scratches Once you have given your piece its first polish, take your extra fine rubber burr and go over your piece again. Following the shape of the jewelry, polish it in a circular motion, once or twice for optimum results. Step 4: Another Polish Go back in with your Leather Pendant Wheel and Polishing Compound. Never rush to the final polishing stage, as this is where you see your design start to come to life! Once you have finished polishing, please give it a wee buff with a soft polish cloth. If you find there are still some scratches, repeat steps three and four! Step 5: Waxing Adding a tarnish protection coat is the last stage of polishing silver jewelry and relaxing. It is where you take five minutes to breathe and actually appreciate the work that goes into your jewelry! To use the wax, pop a little bit on a cotton bud and give your jewelry a light layer of wax before leaving it to sit for 20 minutes. After twenty minutes, give your piece a buff with a cloth, and then you’re done. Final Thoughts Now you know how to polish silver jewelry, it’s time to give your old designs a new lease of life. Just make sure you have all the right silver polishing tools for the job before you get started. P.S. Royi Sal Jewelry, as a decades-long leader in silver jewelry design and manufacturing, invites you to download our latest magazine here and profit from the exceptional or best-seller jewelry designs at affordable prices for 2019 you will find in the magazine. Click here to download it now.