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Tips on cleaning and caring for your silver and plated jewelry

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Tips on cleaning and caring for your silver and plated jewelry

In order to maintain the original brilliance of your jewelry we would like to make a few recommendations.

We add a platinum plating to our silver jewelry so they are resistant to tarnishing. However, all silver and most plated jewelry has the potential to tarnish when exposed to excessive moisture.

For this reason we recommend that you avoid wearing your jewelry while showering or swimming. We also recommend that you not store your jewelry in a high humidity environment, such as the bathroom or shower room. Also, consider adding a small piece of chalk to your jewelry box which can really help to eliminate moisture

Should your jewelry get exposed to excessive moisture or excessive perspiration we recommend that you dry it as promptly as possible using a soft cloth. Normal everyday outside humidity should not cause problems.

Should you notice any minor tarnishing it can usually be removed very easily by using one of the methods below. Always use a soft cloth to avoid scratching your jewelry.

Soap and water: Polishing with a soft cloth, warm water and a mild (ammonia and phosphate free) dishwashing soap is what we recommend that you try before anything else. 

Baking soda and water Make a paste of baking soda and water and use a clean cloth to apply a pea-sized amount to the silver and polish. For etched, stamped or detailed items, thin the paste with more water and use a clean, soft-bristled toothbrush to get the cracks and crevices. 

Olive oil and lemon juice: Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice with 1 tsp. olive oil in a bowl large enough to hold the cleaning solution and a small microfiber cloth. Dip the cloth in the solution and wring it out so that it doesn’t drip, then polish the silver, rinse, and dry.

Please note that we do not recommend you ever submerge our jewelry in any solution. If the tarnish is particularly heavy, or the above methods fail to remove it, then seeking the help of a professional is recommended.