HOW TO CLEAN AND CARE FOR YOUR NORWEGIAN SØLJE (SOLJE) BUNAD JEWELRY
Is your Norwegian or Swedish bunad / solje
jewelry tarnished???? Then this article is for you. This article will give you
some tips on how to clean and take care of your solje jewelry. Solje jewelry can
come in a number of finishes.
The two most popular finishes
1) white silver with gold plated spoons or
2) oxidized silver with silver spoons.
Things You'll Need
Your Sølje jewelry
Paper towel or towel
The first step in taking care of your solje jewelry is to keep it in the
original container it came in (either a small plastic bag or box). The
reason for this is that air is what oxidizes the solje jewelry.
If you find your solje has become a little dull or tarnished and needs
cleaning, what I have found to work the best is a good Silver Jewelry
Cleaner. The Silver Jewelry Cleaner can be purchased online at our website
www.nordicgifthouse.com/solje_jewelry.htm or in retail stores.
Place your solje jewelry, one piece at a time, into the dip tray and allow
to soak for 5-10 seconds maximum.
Rinse immediately under luke warm water. Then lay your solje jewelry down on
either a paper towel or regular towel and pat dry. A hairdryer can also be
used to dry the solje jewelry. Dry and store in an air tight zip lock bag or
in the original container your solje jewelry came in.
If your solje jewelry needs more cleaning you can use the brush that comes
with the Silver Jewelry Cleaner and scrub lightly over tarnished areas.
Rinse immediately under luke warm water and then dry your solje jewelry.
Store in an air tight zip lock bag or in the original container your solje
jewelry came in.
Whether wearing your solje jewelry on your bunad, your business suit or to
dress up an outfit, following these steps should help you to keep your solje
jewelry looking like new for many years to come.
Overall Tips & Warnings
Rinse the solje jewelry immediately in
luke warm water.
After cleaning your solje jewelry,
keep it in an airtight container, such as a plastic
zip lock bag or box to help reduce air getting to it and tarnishing the
Do not let solje jewelry soak for
long periods of time as it might deteriorate the surface.
Maximum time is 5-10 seconds.