natural material, silver reacts with its environment, especially the chemicals
in the air and, over time, silver can tarnish. (known as oxidation). This
doesn’t mean that your lovely jewellery is defective, far from it, it just
proves that your beautiful accessory is good quality silver.
* Perfume, soap, hairspray, salt water,
water and heat, household cleaning products and perspiration all speed up the
* Leaving silver unprotected in the
air may cause the silver to lose its shine. Preventable if not worn frequently
by sealing in an air tight container.
note that chlorine can seriously damage the silver.
an easily reversable process and the silver can always be cleaned to bring it
back to its former glory, so there's no need to be concerned. Cleaning the
silver when it begins to tarnish will obviously be an easier task. If it's left
too long and turns completely black then it may require professional
inexpensive silver polishing cloth can be used to gently rub your jewellery or
alternatively silver dip may be used (both are available from any high street
jeweller). Please ensure you follow the instructions on the pot if you use
silver dip. Do not use silver dip with purposely oxidised /drop cast/ enamelled
jewellery or with gemstones. Gemstones that are particularly affected by silver
dip are pearls, sodalite, malachite, lapis lazuli, white opals, turquoise or any
soft or porous stones. Some high street jewellers sell combination silver and
gold polishing cloths and these are perfect for jewellery I make with the
touches of 9ct gold. The specialised cleaning cloths are impregnated with
cleaning and anti-tarnishing agents, so a normal soft cloth will not provide the
It is advisable to ensure you don't
damage your jewellery to remove it at night, when swimming, bathing or
undertaking manual or domestic tasks.
Store your jewellery in an air tight
container. Also store separately from other items as this will also prevent
scratches from items rubbing together.
always remember to get ready first (make up, hairspray, perfume) and then put on
your jewellery you can assist in keeping your silver jewellery bright and
beautiful for many years to come.