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Cleaning Sterling Silver Jewelry & More

Cleaning Bracelets, Necklace, Rings, Bells, Badges, Instruments, Candle Sticks, Coins...

Sterling silver is one of the most popular metals. We love its luster and versatility but it can tarnish and loose its shine. Whether it has been neglected or come into contact with chemicals it can usually be cleaned and brought back to its original brilliance.

Oxidization is what causes the sterling silver to tarnish. Oxidation is usually caused by oxygen (air) but can also be caused from one of many chemicals in our environment. Sometimes oxidation is created on purpose to make details on beads, for example, to stand out. So when polishing jewelry with details that have been oxidation be careful not to get any polish or clean into those spaces. That is why our polishing cloths are ideal for handmade jewelry.

Sterling Silver Jewelry

You can prevent some tarnishing by wearing your sterling silver jewelry. The natural oils from our skin will keep it tarnish free. You need to avoid exposure to common household chemicals, sweat, chlorinated water, lotions, cosmetics, aerosol products, and perfumes. You can also prevent tarnishing by keeping your jewelry in a baggie with an anti-tarnish tab. If your piece does get tarnished we recommend the blue polishing cloths to clean them.

Well-cared-for sterling silver jewelry can give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment and you can pass them down to your kids so take care of your pieces and follow the methods above to keep them looking beautiful for years to come!

Did you know that it cannot be called sterling silver unless it is at least .925 sterling silver.

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