When you’re getting your sterling silver jewellery, you're probably wondering ‘How do I take care of it?’ . Yes, we understand your concern, jewellery always gets tarnished, loses its shine and looks dull after a period of time. But if you know how to take good care of it, the shine on your jewellery will definitely last even longer.
Here are some guidelines on how to properly take care of your Sterling Silver jewellery; you just need to give a little extra thought to how you store, wear, and polish it. All of this will help keep your Sterling Silver jewellery looking good for years.
What causes tarnishing?
Tarnish occurs when sterling silver is exposed to humidity, certain acids and chemical substances such as chlorine, cosmetics, lotions, perfume, etc.
Storing Silver Jewellery
Storing your jewellery is one of the most important steps. Always store each of your jewellery separately in an airtight bag/box/cloth pouch. Be sure to place it in area with low humidity. Putting each piece separately will also prevent jewellery from scratching.
Avoid wearing Sterling Silver Jewellery while…
Wear your jewellery often, but be sure to remove it when working with certain chemicals or foods. Remember to remove your jewellery when cooking or touching food such as Coconut Milk/Oil, Mustard, Egg, Onion, Garlic, etc.
Also be aware of direct contact with chemicals such as chlorine when you swim in a pool, putting on makeup or body lotion, or spraying hair spray.
Caring for Sterling Silver Jewellery
Remember, polishing your jewellery using the right type of polishing cloth before it becomes too tarnished will minimize the amount of work needed. However, when your Sterling Silver starts to turn dark due to oxidation, you can polish it with lemon juice or some mild detergent mix with warm water. Avoid rubbing too hard on engraved sections, and be sure to use a special non-abrasive cloth to avoid scratching while polishing.
Sterling Silver Jewellery is precious and beautiful; if you love your jewellery, put in a little extra effort into caring for it. It's just a few simple steps to keep your jewellery shine even longer, so why not? ;)