Whether you accessorize your wardrobe
exclusively with silver jewelry or you only have a few special pieces, you’ve
probably found yourself wondering at some point what the best way is to take
care of and clean your silver jewelry.
Before we start with the tips / advice about how to take care of your
silver jewelry we will first get into answering these 2 questions:
What is tarnish and why does it happen?
Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that
develops on metals like (sterling) silver and copper as their outermost layer
undergo a chemical reaction. Oxygen, airborne pollutants, dust and moisture are
the main causes for tarnished jewelry. When jewelry gets tarnished / oxidized
the metal often looks dull, gray or it looks like it has a black film / coating
/ patina, which can really reduce the beauty of your jewelry.
We have put together a list to answer all of
your questions about caring for silver jewelry. From daily wearing tips to
cleaning instructions, you’ll find it all right here!
1. Dry silver is happy silver
Try to avoid taking a shower ore bath with
your jewelry on. Swimming pools are also not a good idea. Because most water
we’re exposed to in our daily lives include chemicals and contaminants that can
result in tarnished and dull looking silver.
2. Maintain proper storage
When you are NOT wearing your silver jewelry,
it is best to keep it in a closed box, away from (sun) light and air (oxygen).
3. Know when to take off your jewelry
- Household chores such as dishes, laundry,
and when using cleaning supplies, because soap and chemicals effect. - When exercising at the gym, ore playing
contact sports, sweat effects. - When getting ready by using make-up,
body-lotion, perfume etc. - Outside chores or tasks such as