How to clean Silver Jewellery

Care of silver jewellery:

Most of our jewellery is silver plated with sterling silver. Silver reacts to air and light, and in certain cases to the PH level of a humans transpiration. Normally it is sufficient to polish the jewels up and wipe and clean with a damp cloth. However, if you do not wear the piece and the jewels are not stored correctly, it may become tarnished.

How to clean silver jewellery? Use a soft cotton cloth to shine the jewel up from time to time. If the jewel is really tarnished, use a silver cotton path to get rid of the dark spots. Silver cotton paths should not be used often, if you clean silver-plated jewellery, since you will always polish off some of the silver.


Storage of silver jewellery:

There are three basic rules: no light, no air, and dry storage. Store the jewelry in a sealable plastic bag and put it in a jewellery box. This also can be a Tupperware. Keep the box in a dark, dry place where no direct light and humidity prevails.
When you take off your jewelry piece, before storing the it, polish the piece dry, get rid of possible creams and moisture. The ideal case would be, if your jewelry does not come into contact with liquids, water, perfumes or cosmetic products.

It is not guaranteed that plated jewelry will last forever. This depends on many factors, such as the degree of silver alloy or gold-plate, the storage, the use of chemical products on the skin, the transpiration of your body or even the pH of each person's skin. For these reasons, it is wise to know that gilded jewelry requires more care or that gilding may not last forever. If in doubt, choose silver jewelry.