Silver Jewelry Care
Basic Jewelry Care
All fine jewelry requires proper care, even when carefully selected. In general, all jewelry needs to follow the following care steps.
You can avoid tarnishing your jewelry by wearing it regularly because oils from your skin "clean" the silverware, keeping it shiny. But sterling silver can dark under normal wear and tear. This is because lotions, direct sunlight, soaps, detergents, perfumes, exposure to household chemicals, salt water, chlorine in swimming pools, and even sweat can damage fine jewelry and accelerate its fading. It is best to remove jewelry before applying creams and lotions. The gem setting is easily clogged with cream. To keep the silver white, we recommend using a non-abrasive silver polishing cloth or liquid silver cleaner.
do's and don'ts
The following guidelines will help ensure your fine jewelry remains beautiful throughout your life and future generations:
Check your jewelry regularly for safety.
Do not wear jewelry while exercising.
Gold cleaners should only be used on gold and silver cleaners should only be used on silver.
Avoid storing or wearing gems and pearls where they will be exposed to the sun for extended periods of time.
Avoid storing or wearing silver jewelry in salty air.
Do not wash pearls or jewelry with paper towels.
Avoid a home ultrasonic cleaner unless you're sure it's suitable for your gems or jewelry.
Remove jewelry when:
Engaging in manual labor or hand intensive chores.
Cleaning the house or using harsh chemicals.
Painting or refinishing furniture.
Applying cosmetics such as lotion or perfume.
Experiencing extreme cold, heat or the change.