Genuine, precious metals such as our high quality sterling silver is a natural material that will react with harsh contaminants, the pH level of your skin, its environment, especially with the chemicals in the air, causing your jewelry to look dull or brownish-yellow over time. However, this natural reaction does not mean your jewelry is imperfect, rather, it means your silver is pure.
Why does tarnishing mean good quality silver? Because the process is reversible. If you notice some dullness, you can use a silver cleaning cloth that is treated with anti-tarnishing agents to bring back the natural shine of your silver.
If you see heavy tarnishing (dark, brown spots), you may need to use liquid silver jewelry cleaner to remove the tarnish. While the liquid is highly effective, it is also very harsh chemical. Make sure you do not leave your jewelry in there for too long or it will damage your jewelry forever. Read all instructions carefully before proceeding.
Lastly, you may also try this natural home remedy to keep your jewelry shiny and beautiful. You can find all these items right in your kitchen! You will need:
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon white salt
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 sheet of tinfoil
- small bowl
- microfiber cloth
1) While the water is boiling, cover the bowl with tinfoil. Add baking soda and salt onto the bowl. Next, slowly pour in the white vinegar and mix until everything is dissolved evenly.
2) Carefully pour the boiling water into the bowl and gently drop your silver jewelry in the liquid. Let it sit for a couple minutes while the chemical does its work. You can also flip your jewelry over to expose the other side to the foil.
3) Remove your jewelry from the bowl. Gently polish your jewelry with a microfiber cloth.
The best thing to do to keep your jewelry nice and shiny is to wear it every day and do some light polishing every few days. Be mindful of the lotion, perfume, and sunscreen that you wear as these may cause heavy tarnishing if left unattended for a long period of time. It is best to take off your jewelry before swimming in chlorinated water. If you decide to put your jewelry away, store it in a small zipper bag and seal it away from the air. This will greatly slow down the tarnishing process.
Disclaimer: It is our intent to help provide the best way to care for your jewelry; however, we are not responsible for any damage you may cause.