How To Maintain Sterling Silver Jewelryfirstname.lastname@example.org
Buying a fancy piece of jewelry is definitely an on-going trend and has been for years but what about maintenance? While buying sterling silver, it is important consumers understand the kind of metal this is, and what kind of issues they may face after extensive wear & tear. No matter what form of jewelry you buy – sterling silver is durable but it also needs its own care. The metal is softer than most, and can easily be designed with gem and precious stones, but it needs periodic maintenance.
How Should I Care For Sterling Silver Jewelry?
Irrespective of what type of jewelry you buy – sterling silver necklace, anklet, Bracelet or earrings, the texture and composition needs regular care. Sterling silver that comes without a rhodium finish can easily get tarnished, lose its shine and becomes a dull piece of jewelry. If you want to avoid discoloration, make sure you:
- To prevent your sterling silver from getting scratch marks, ensure storage in a separate case or pouch.
- Store the jewelry in a cool, and dry place especially if you’re living in a humid climate.
- Don’t leave your sterling silver in the bathroom, or in moist spaces
- Don’t wear sterling silver jewelry when you head out for a swim.
- Buy a tarnish-resistant pouch or case to storing your jewelry properly.
Cleaning Sterling Silver
You’ll notice that overtime, your sterling silver jewelry will have a lot of dirt and grime accumulated on its surface. This will be a combination of sweat, skin oils, dust and makeup residue especially if you’re wearing the same jewelry every day. This can cause the metal to become dull all the while losing its brilliance & shine. The most effective way to clean sterling silver jewelry is by first picking the right cleaning cloth – always wipe gently with a soft cloth so avoid using course fibre cloth. You can also use a polishing cloth that is treated beforehand with fine chemicals to restore silver’s natural radiance.
Avoid scrubbing the sterling silver with any kind of brush while you’re removing tarnish. Instead we recommend you either get a rhodium finish plating to the jewelry, or else use a small amount of mild detergent that can be sprinkled onto the piece. Using a damp cloth, rub the surface gently and let it dry. Don’t keep your sterling silver under the sun’s radiance, since UV light can easily damage the texture of the metal right after you’ve cleaned it.