Sterling silver makes for beautiful jewellery but to keep its luster, you need to take care of it. Understanding your jewellery, such as the purity of the metal, can help you to make the best decisions in regards to its care.
The more pure the sterling silver is, such as 925 sterling silver, the more likely it is to bend. This can be a good thing because it allows jewelers to form intricate designs in your silver jewellery but can also be bad if you aren’t careful with your own jewellery.
Silver Jewellery: How to Clean and Care for Your Jewellery
Silver jewellery requires special care and maintenance. One thing to note in particular about silver is that you may see it go through oxidation. This does not mean that the jewellery is not high quality nor does it mean that it is tarnished forever. If your silver jewellery does oxidize, there are steps you can take to bring back its original shine.
Oxidation is actually a chemical reaction and it can cause your jewellery to appear tarnished. The good news is that it can easily be cleaned and removed away. To remove oxidation from your silver jewellery, simply clean it with a mixture of baking soda and water. This will quickly clear away any discoloration and leave your silver jewellery looking as good as new. It is important to note, however, that while this cleaning mixture is great for sterling silver jewellery, it should not be used on any jewellery with special stones or pearls. Remember, too, that some sterling silver jewellery has been purposely allowed to oxidize in certain patterns to form a unique design. These markings should not be cleaned with the baking soda mixture.
Other Precautions You Should Take
If you’re wondering how to take care of your silver jewellery, then you should just wear it. The simple fact is that the oils on your skin will help protect your silver jewellery from losing its shine, though you should consider giving it a dry wipedown each night with a tissue or towel to get rid of any fingerprints. That being said, while wearing can protect your jewellery, it can also ruin it if you wear it during the wrong times. It’s best to wait to wear your jewellery until all household chores are done and all lotions and perfumes are already on so that no unnecessary chemicals have the chance to tarnish it. Finally, consider getting a special silver polishing cloth to keep your jewellery looking new. Silver can scratch easily so take care not to use an abrasive cloth material.
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