How to Clean a Silver Ring Exposed to Chlorine

By Sarah Coennen

Silver as a metal is actually too soft to make jewelry by itself. Most silver jewelry is actually about 92 percent silver and 8 percent a different metal, usually copper. Fine silver is 99 percent silver, so it is a lot more fragile. Silver can be exposed to chlorine in swimming pools, Jacuzzis and spas. Ideally, you should take your jewelry off before getting into a swimming pool or other chlorinated water.


Run the tap until you have some warm water.

Collect all of your silver jewelry that has been exposed to chlorine.

Put a dab of mild dish soap on your fingers.

Scrub the silver with your fingers.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Hang to dry.