Silver jewelry tarnishes very quickly, particularly if you live near the ocean. By the end of a vacation, your favorite earrings can look rather dull. A quick way to bring back some sparkle is with good old white toothpaste (not the gel kind). Put a little toothpaste on your fingers and rub into the jewelry item. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth. The toothpaste will take most of the tarnish away. Only use as a quick fix though as it is very abrasive – makes you wonder what it is doing to our teeth! Don’t use toothpaste that contains whiteners.