Owning a timeless piece of jewellery can feel daunting because of its price angle but with sterling silver jewellery, you can add the timeless classics to your box of possessions without feeling too heavy on your pockets. Not only does silver jewellery add the extra edge to your style statement that goes perfectly well with almost every attire, if cared for properly your silver earrings can also be your best friend forever.
All your silver jewellery need is a little care and cleaning to keep its lustrous sheen intact and in return, it will give you endless love.
The colour of silver jewellery can darken from its reaction with moisture or the sulphur compounds in the air, but the tarnish can easily be prevented with some cool hacks. Here are some tips on how to keep your dainty sterling silver trinkets as shiny as new.
Caring When Stored
It may feel great that you have your timeless sterling silver jewellery safely locked in your storage but remember, storing it in the right way to avoid tarnish is key to the lustre of your jewellery. First and foremost, it is important to store the silver jewellery in a cool, dark and dry place.
Secondly, keep the silver jewellery in storage bags or even zip pouches, all our online order will include one for you, and ensure that you push out any excess air from the bag. As a precautionary step to absorb moisture, you can also wrap your jewellery in its polishing cloth.
Hint: you may want to place silica gel sachets inside your jewellery organiser or case, that act as a dehumidifier.
It is a good idea to store your silver jewellery away from direct sunlight, and never leave your jewellery sitting in the bathroom.
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Caring During and After Wearing
Have a date night and want to look your best? Your sterling silver necklace will do the trick of enhancing your get-up but consider putting on your necklace at the end when you get ready. Apply moisturiser, hair spray and perfumes before wearing the silver necklace and not after.
Also, when you wear your sterling silver neckpiece it touches the moisture in your body that may lead to discolouration of the jewellery if not taken care of. But a simple cleaning step can save you the stress.
After you come back from your outing, hold your silver jewellery under warm running water to remove any dirt and then dry it completely - first by air-drying and then rubbing any residue with a clean and soft cloth. And voila, your silver necklace is free from moisture and ready to sleep in your jewellery box until you wear them again.
But hey, jewellery is not just to be stored as an asset but to adorn your look and personality. Plus, it is healthy for the jewellery too to be worn as the natural oil of your skin makes it radiant and glow.
Caring by Not Wearing Under Certain Circumstances
While you may want to flaunt your sterling silver earrings everywhere you go, wearing them literally ‘everywhere’ is perhaps not such a good idea. Take swimming as an example. If you wear your silver earrings to the swimming pool, it will have a chemical reaction with the chlorine present in the pool water and as a result, the earrings will lose their polish and colour. Similarly, your silver earrings will be damaged if it comes in contact with seawater.
Of course, taking a shower won’t do a lot of damage to the sterling silver earrings but exposing them to too much water and moisture will still darken their colour. In case you forget to remove your earrings before going for a bath, make sure you dry them later. Also, you may lose your earrings while bathing, so it is wise to remove them before stepping into the shower.
You would also want to avoid wearing your sterling silver earrings during a workout. The sweat that your body releases during exercise will have an adverse effect on your silver earrings.
Easy Home Tricks to Clean & Polish Your Sterling Silver
- Toothpaste: Apply toothpaste on a soft cloth and slowly rub on the jewellery in a to-and-fro pattern.
- Soapy water: Mix a mild soap in warm water and gently clean your silver jewellery. Don’t forget to do the drying round after washing.
- Baking soda: Combine 1/4 cup of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water and rub the thick paste tenderly on the silver jewellery followed by the drying process. You can also replace water with vinegar in the mixture for better results.
- Lemon juice and olive oil: Another winning solution for polishing sterling silver is the lemon juice and olive oil mixture. Simply dip a clean cloth in the mix and wipe your silver jewellery.
Are You Ready to Give Love to Your Sterling Silver?
Now that you know these amazingly effective ways of caring for your silver accessories, you can start giving your sterling silver the love it deserves.
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