HOW TO CARE FOR & store YOUR SILVER jewellery


CARE:

- Any piece of jewellery must be handled delicately and treated with care. 

- It is the innate characteristic of silver to tarnish and is not a manufacturing defect. Tarnishing is a chemical process that causes silver lose it's lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture..

- One of the most important factors to keep in mind while caring for silver is to keep it away from moisture of any kind such as during a shower or while swimming.  

- Remove any jewellery before going in for a bath, a swim, a sauna room or before participating in physical exercise that causes perspiration. If the jewellery does get wet wipe it dry with a soft cloth as soon as possible.

- Silver jewellery should be worn after applying make-up, lotions, cremes and perfumes as they may contain certain chemicals that can tarnish the silver with time.

- Avoid the contact of silver with cleaning agents and products containing sulphur, salts and chlorine. Avoid wearing silver jewellery while swimming as the chlorine in the water might tarnish it.

CLEANING:

- Wipe your silver jewellery with a soft cloth before and after use. This ensures any moisture or chemicals have been cleaned off and a build-up can be avoided.

- You can use store bought silver cleaning cloths to wipe the pieces off of any tarnish but they have to be used sparingly.

- Silver can also be cleaned by polishing them with any white fluoride containing toothpaste and wiped clean with a soft cloth after.

- Never scrub the jewellery or use detergents to clean them.

 

STORAGE:

- Silver jewellery should always be stored away from harsh sunlight, heat and moisture. Never keep them in bathrooms as they will get tarnished due to the moisture.

- Always store jewellery in a cool, dark place such as cabinet drawers or jewellery cupboards.

- Jewellery should always be kept in re-sealable polythene bags, cotton lined jewellery boxes or soft cloth jewellery pouches.

- Do not store silver jewellery in leather pouches or bags.