Sunday, February 11, 2018

Cleaning our sterling silver jewelry...


Please note that you shouldn't wear any valuable jewelry, clothing or shoes when cleaning, washing dishes, around chemicals or swimming.

Storing your Sterling Silver

Store your bracelet in an airtight zip lock bag. Save the one it came in, it works perfectly. This will help prevent some tarnishing. Remember sterling silver is meant to be worn and your body oils also help prevent tarnishing.

How to clean your sterling silver beads.

Do not use liquid jewelry cleaner on your jewelry. To clean away excessive tarnish, clean your sterling with a soft cloth. You may also use a nonabrasive brand name paste silver polish to remove excessive tarnish. A silver cloth is the best way to remove tarnish from jewelry. Be sure the item to be cleaned is free from dust and other abrasives. Note: Liquid silver cleaner will remove the black (tarnish) coloring from the letter blocks and may discolor the beads.

Excessive tarnish

Clean your sterling silver jewelry with a Sunshine ® Polishing Cloth or a soft sterling silver cleaning cloth and gently rub off any excess makeup. Remember silver is a very soft metal and you can scratch it if you aren't careful so don't rub it too harshly.

IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a yellow sunshine polishing cloth.

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