Do’s and Don’ts with Silver Jewelry
Silver jewelry, especially rings, can be quite attractive. They can actually add a great deal to a new outfit or dress attire. However, there are some do’s and don’ts with silver jewelry when choosing to wear.
Clean it frequently
Often, the main cause of dullness of 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry gemstone accessories is the dust and quartz that leeches onto it from the air around. To avoid it, clean the jewelry every day after your wear.
Store them Properly
Do store your silver in a cool, dry place. Use a jewellery storage bag or a separate compartment in your jewelry box to avoid any contact with other jewellery as it can scratch the surface of the silver. If you will be storing your silver jewelry for the long term, use a sealable plastic zip-lock type bag or another air-tight container. Keeping air away from your silver jewelry will slow the tarnishing process.
Do use a silver polishing cloth.
If at all possible, you should get a special cloth to polish your jewelry. When polishing your silver, we recommend using a silver polishing cloth. These can be purchased at your local jeweler or online.
Don’t use strong chemicals
Strong chemicals and abrasives can damage the silver and cause scratches, tarnishing, and grime. Cleaning products with strong chemicals such as bleach can damage and discolor silver jewelry.
Do research your cleaning products.
Denatured alcohol can give them an extra sparkle but it is far too harsh for emeralds, opals, or pearls. Lemon juice can also be too abrasive for stones that are porous. And if anyone tells you to use toothpaste, don’t. It leaves tiny scratches on metal and, if it gets under the stones, it is notoriously hard to remove.