Do you love Sterling Silver but find your jewellery tarnishing quickly or getting grubby quickly?
It is very easy to keep your sterling silver jewellery looking its best, but only if you know how! I've compiled some tips below to help you to care for your beautiful new (and old) jewellery with ease.
First of all, Sterling silver naturally tarnishes. Tarnished silver will turn a darkish grey-black colour and is most easily removed when it first becomes visible. This is the case for all sterling silver jewellery and is completely natural. Of course, it is any jewellery owners mission to prevent this for as long as possible, and remove it once it occurs...
Tip #1 - Don't Swim in your Jewellery!
Do not swim or shower in your jewellery, and avoid exposing your jewellery to perfumes, make-up and hairsprays. Moisture and unnecessary chemicals will increase the rate at which your jewellery tarnishes
Tip #2 - Keep it Clean
Silver jewellery can be washed in warm water with a mild soap. Completely dry it with a soft lint free, nonabrasive cloth before storing. Don't use abrasive cloths on your jewellery as it may become scratched.
Tip #3 - Polish it Up
Specialist silver polishing cloths are also ideal companions to your jewellery. 100% cotton infused with special silver cleaners. These will remove tarnish build up and restore its shine.
Tip #4 - But please, no Silver Dip!
Do not use silver dips. These remove the surface of the metal, and once used you'll find you need to clean your items more regularly as they will be more susceptible to tarnish. Another great way to ruin a beautifully polished piece is to scrub it with toothpastes and toothbrushes. They are too abrasive!
Tip #5 - Store it Properly
Store your jewellery in a dry cool and dark place. Use a jewellery box, cloth wraps or even zip lock bags. Reducing the moisture your silver jewellery is exposed to will prolong its finish.
You can keep all those silica sachets provided with other products, (the things that say do not eat in handbags and whatnot) to be used to store with your sterling silver jewellery. They'll eat up all and any moisture and keep tarnish at bay.
Polishing cloths are available in the webshop if you need some!