There are several things that should be avoided while wearing our jewelry. For instance, some everyday chemical combinations can be harsh on gold and silver so it is important to avoid them where possible.
Remove Jewelry During Everyday Tasks – Cleaning products and Cosmetics can affect the surface of the jewellery pieces, e.gbracelets, necklaces (acrylic, Swarovski, etc.) which can be harsh on them and make them dull looking. Due to the exposure to chemicals, its best to remove your jewelry when cleaning, gardening, taking a shower, applying lotions, hairspray, perfume and makeup etc, that way you are limiting the exposure to any potential damage.
Don’t Wear Jewelry in Swimming Pools and Spas - the chlorine in the water can react with the metals found in jewelry and can affect the color and even cause structural damage.
We recommend removing your jewellery piece while you sleep because it can cling to sheets/blankets and possibly break. We also recommend removing jewellery when playing contact sports.
Good silver will eventually tarnish, so to save time on extensive cleaning in the future, it is best to keep your jewellery clean.
Use Jewelry Cleaning/Polishing Cloths Regularly – we recommend that you remove any light tarnish that appears or fingerprints with a jewllery cleaning cloth. Using a paper towel or tissue is not recommended because the fibers that exist in these products that cause scratching.
Use Warm Water to Clean - To remove oils, dirt or fingerprints, add a small quantity of mild liquid soap to half a cup of warm water, soak the piece for 2-3 minutes and cleanse properly with clean water. Dry completely.
For more stubborn tarnish use baking soda, salt, aluminum foil, and boiling water -You can take advantage of a simple chemical reaction to clean your silver. All you’ll need is some baking soda, salt, and aluminum foil.
Line a glass roasting pan or the kitchen sink with aluminum foil, dull side facing down. Place the silver pieces on top of the aluminum foil. Then pour boiling water over the pieces until they are covered and add 2 tbsp each of baking soda and salt. Stir the solution to allow the baking soda to dissolve — you don’t want any granules scratching the metal.
The reaction causes the tarnish to transfer to the foil, and in about 5-10 minutes you’ll see the tarnish “magically” disappear from the jewelry. Using maybe a fork, remove the silver jewelry from the hot water or drain into a colander. Rinse the jewelry with water, then dry and buff with a soft cloth.
Voila! Your silver should be sparkling clean and ready to keep you looking fabulous.
It is important to use a silver polisher to clean your jewelry, when you see that the silver starts to tarnish. It is normally best to stick to well-known silver-care product manufacturers, because some inferior products can cause scratching. There are good ones available through supermarkets, silver dealers and jewelry stores, as well as on the Internet.