Sterling silver is one of the best materials used to make sparkling beautiful jewelry that is inexpensive but elegant.
Jewelry usually looks nice and sparkly, but after after some time you will start to see it turn dull and seems to loss its shine. But there are ways that you can do to help it to regain its former dazzling self.
The steps are easy, but you must follow these steps closely, or you will risk damaging your jewelry that can be costly to repair.
Let's dive in and check out how!
CARING FOR STERLING SILVER
Sterling Silver Jewelry one of the most beautiful jewelry that you may have in your jewelry box. Clean your sterling silver jewelry to help it regain its shine can be done easily with these simple steps.
What you will need:
- Some soft 100% cotton (nub free) cloth or flannel cloth.
- Cup of warm water (approx 40 Degrees Celsius) for rinsing
- A pair of gentle hands to treat each jewelry with love and care
- Soak your Sterling Silver Jewelry into the warm water for approx 15 minutes.
- Dab your jewelry dry with a 100% cotton cloth.
- Gently rub off any dirt and excess makeup from the jewelry with cotton cloth or flannel cloth.
- Dab your jewelry dry with a clean 100% cotton cloth to avoid any mineral residue from leaving on the jewelry.
- Your Silver jewelry should looks nice and shiny
Note: Silver is a very soft metal, like the tender skin of a baby you can scratch it if you aren't careful so don't rub it too briskly.
Never use anything but a clean 100% cotton or a special sterling silver cleaning cloth or very soft bristle brush, like a baby’s tooth brush.
Items that contains wood fibers or synthetics such as paper, polyester, and even coarse fabrics can cause tiny micro scratches in the surface of your fine sterling silver jewelry.
Warning: Never use silver dips or any chemical agent to remove oxidation from your silver jewelry. These chemicals will leave small tiny pits that will cause your jewelry to turn dull and darken faster.
Good Practice: Preventative care is the key to ensure your Sterling Silver Jewelry stay sparkly as long as possible. Storing your jewelry in a closed box or dry cabinet is always a good. Silver will turn back (tarnish) when exposed to air and water.