Sterling Silver Care Guide

Sterling silver jewelry is timeless and beautiful. Sterling silver is a precious alloy composed of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. To keep it looking its best, follow these simple care instructions:

  • Wear it often:Silver loves to be worn. The natural oils in your skin help prevent tarnish.
  • Put on last: Always put on your jewelry after applying perfumes, lotions, and hairspray to avoid chemical reactions that can cause tarnish.
  • Remove before activities: Take off your silver jewelry before swimming, bathing, or engaging in strenuous activities to prevent damage.
  • Store properly: When not in use, store your silver jewelry in an airtight bag or a jewelry box to minimize exposure to air and moisture.
  • Clean gently: Use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away dirt and oils after each wear. For deeper cleaning, consider a silver polishing cloth.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals: Keep your silver away from harsh chemicals, including perfumes, lotions, and household cleaners, as they can cause tarnishing.
  • Cleaning method: To clean your sterling silver, use a mild, phosphate-free, and ammonia-free dishwashing soap mixed with warm water. Gently scrub with a soft brush or cloth, rinse thoroughly, and pat dry.
  • Gemstones caution: If your silver jewelry features gemstones, avoid submerging or washing them with soap and water, as it may damage the stones. Instead, clean the silver part using the method above.
  • Tarnish removal: If tarnish appears, use a silver polishing cloth or the cleaning method mentioned above.
  • Regular inspections: Check your jewelry periodically for loose stones or clasps, and address any issues promptly.

By following these guidelines, your sterling silver jewelry will maintain its luster and beauty for years to come.