If you are crazy about Sterling Silver Jewelry as we are, here are a few tips and tricks to keep wearing your fabulous silver with all its shine:
Wear it often!
You can avoid tarnish by wearing your jewelry often. The oils in your skin will “clean” the silver and keep it looking shiny.
Be careful what you expose your jewelry to chemicals
Corrosion and tarnish can be caused by the contact with household chemicals, perspiration, rubber, chlorinated water or any substance that contains sulfur (ex. latex, wool, certain foods such as onions, etc.). We recommend you take your jewelry off when doing household chores or cooking.
Be careful of the sun
Direct sunlight can also cause silver to tarnish so be sure you remove your jewelry before you shower or swim!
Avoid contact with beauty products
Lotions, cosmetics, hair spray, hair products and perfumes are also enemies of silver and will accelerate tarnishing. When getting ready, keep your jewelry for a finishing touch!
Storing silver in a sealed plastic bag to avoid contact with other jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. It will reduce exposing jewelry to oxygen which also causes the silver to tarnish.
Clean your jewelry regularly! It will be much easier to clean if you don’t let the tarnish build up.
If you have more questions concerning the care instructions for Sterling Silver, please don’t hesitate to contact us.