How to Care for your silver jewellery - Hints and Tips for keeping silver jewellery looking like new
How to care for your silver jewellery - Hints and Tips for keeping silver jewellery looking like new.
With the price of silver increasing all the time, your silver jewellery is quickly becoming an investment. A few simple tips and hints will keep your silver jewellery in great condition, and ensure that it will retain it's value for years to come.
You want to enjoy wearing your jewellery, and whilst it is generally resilient to everyday activities, it will not withstand misuse. Remember to remove your jewellery when bathing, showering, swimming, playing sport or when carrying out manual or domestic work.
It is a good idea to keep your silver jewellery in the presentation box in which you bought it. This will protect it from bumps, scrapes and scratches when you aren't wearing the jewellery.
When you store your jewellery, try to keep pieces apart so they don't rub together or tangle up.
Silver needs to be cleaned on a regular basis as it can tarnish in time, or when exposed to the atmosphere. Tarnishing is not permanent. The best way to avoid tarnishing is to wear your jewellery! Handling the jewellery slows down the oxidisation process, keeping your jewellery sparkling for longer.
To maintain the original condition of your jewellery, polish with a high quality silver cloth. Every time you wear it, give your silver jewellery a buff and watch it shine!
We do not recommend the use of silver dip on delicate silver jewellery, as it can cause discolouration and pitting with repeated use.
Do not immerse gemstones in water, as some stones can be quite porous. And never allow mother of pearl or shell to become wet. They are held in place with adhesive, and the water will cause the glue to disintegrate.
Do not let silver come into contact with fruit juices, olives, eggs, perfumes, hairspray, fizzy drinks or vinegar, as they will all tarnish silver. Similarly, do not store your silver jewellery with coins or rubber bands, as these can cause tarnishing.
If you follow these simple tips and hints, your silver jewellery will stay looking like new for years to come!