Sterling Silver Jewellery Care
Sterling silver is very popular because of its lustre, brilliance, and versatility. It’s also the main reason why silver is one of the most popular materials for jewellery.
One of the most common complaints and most annoying thing with silver jewellery is that it tarnishes with time. When oxygen or sulfur come in contact with silver, they chemically bond to its surface causing the silver to appear dirty or discoloured. This does not mean that your fabulous new piece of jewellery is defective, far from it, it just proves that your beautiful accessory is good quality silver!
Always remove your jewellery before going to bed or participating in any physical activity. A general rule of thumb for silver jewelry: it should be the last thing put on before leaving the house, and the first thing removed when returning home. This will help minimize your jewellery’s contact with perfumes, lotions, and other chemicals that may damage your jewellery. This includes, but is not limited to perspiration, cleaning agents, chlorine, saltwater, and silver polish. Do not store jewellery next to heating vents, windowsills or in the bathroom, as damp and hot conditions will cause the jewellery to tarnish. Silver should be kept absolutely dry. Always store it in a tarnish-proof cloth or flannel pouch.
We recommend the use of the Glendale polishing cloths to clean your sterling silver jewellery. This is the easiest way to remove light tarnish and dullness from your jewellery. It will make your jewellery pieces shine again if the pieces have become dull. However, it will not remove scratches.
Rub your silver jewellery and watch the tarnish disappear into the polishing cloth, restoring the shine.
This 100% cotton flannel cloth is loaded with a special, non-toxic cleansing formula that acts like millions of tiny “tarnish magnets” that draw the tarnish from the metal surface and into the cloth.
Great for a quick wipe of your earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces at the end of the day before you put them away. Simply rub the piece with the cloth. That’s it! Off comes the tarnish. No messy pastes to deal with. No soaking required.
You can use the cloth repeatedly. Make sure you don’t wash the cloth. Washing it will remove the cleaning compound, plus, it works better and better the dirtier it gets!
It is not recommended for use on plated products, including watches.