Caring for Jewelry
If you own nice pieces of jewelry, it is very important that you clean them regularly, as they do not look good when they are dirty.
Tarnishing is a natural reaction which does not permanently damage your jewelry. Every piece of silver jewelry which is exposed to air will eventually tarnish it may happen within a few days, months or years before any discoloration). There are also certain types of skin PH that quicker tarnished the pieces.
Most of our jewelry is made with sterling silver plated metals and caring for your plated jewelry is a must for a long lasting and to keep it sparkling!
To clean, there are many ways and you can buy a silver liquid, take a dry suede cloth and polish the silver plated beads or use any jewelry cleaning cloth (these are available online).
Keep your pieces pretty by gently polishing them with a soft, dry suede cloth whenever they’re looking a little dull to remove heavily tarnished spots.
There are also homemade ‘recipes’ for cleaning your jewelry. You can clean them using toothpaste or baking soda. Lightly scrub with the toothpaste or soak in baking soda overnight.
Without regular cleaning, your jewelry will become harder to restore to its original brilliance.
Where possible, we recommend tarnished silver jewelry to be cleaned professionally at your local jewelers (we accept no responsibility for damaged jewelry using any of the cleaning methods listed).
If you do not wear your jewelry often (which surely is not the case) and store it in the open, the oxygen in the air will cause your silver to tarnish. It is important to keep them away from air and direct light, both of which are likely to have an adverse effect.
So, either invest on a good jewelry box with multiple compartments to keep it all separate so nothing ends up scratched, tarnished or tangled, or keep them closed in jewelry pouches or bags.
Taking care of your jewelry lets you get the most for your money and will enable you to enjoy your favorite bracelets, necklaces and earrings for years to come.