Sterling or 925 silver, is a popular choice for jewellery due to its durability and timeless appeal. To keep your silver jewellery looking its best, follow these care tips:
Wearing your 925 silver jewellery often can help prevent tarnish. The natural oils in your skin help clean the silver and maintain its shine. However, avoid wearing silver jewellery when using household cleaning products, bleach, or other strong chemicals.
Regular cleaning is essential to remove tarnish and restore the shine of your 925 silver jewellery. Here is a simple method you can follow:
Apply a small amount of mild dish soap to a soft cloth.
Gently rub the silver with the cloth several times.
Rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water.
Blot dry and shine your silver with a polishing cloth or mitts.
Proper storage helps prevent scratches and slows down tarnishing. Consider the following storage tips:
Store your 925 silver jewellery in an airtight plastic bag with an anti-tarnish strip to protect it from exposure to air.
Avoid storing multiple jewellery pieces in the same bag to prevent scratching.
For chain bracelets, keep them unclasped or unhooked to prevent scratching.
If you can’t use plastic bags, ensure that the storage area has low humidity. You can also place a piece of chalk, a packet of activated charcoal, or a container of silica gel in the storage area to minimize tarnish.