As a jewellery craftswoman, I know how important it is to take care of your jewellery to ensure it lasts a lifetime. Silver is a popular metal used in jewellery making due to its versatility, and durability. However, silver jewellery naturally tarnishes over time if not properly cared for. In this article, I’ll share some tips on how to take care of your silver jewellery to keep it looking as good as new.
- Store your silver jewellery properly
To prevent your silver jewellery from tarnishing, it’s important to store it properly. Keep it in a cool, dry place, preferably in a jewellery box or a soft cloth bag. Avoid exposing your silver jewellery to moisture, sunlight, and air as these can all contribute to tarnishing. Therefore consider moving your jewellery box away from your humid bathroom.
- Clean your silver jewellery regularly
Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the shine and lustre of your silver jewellery. You can use a soft cloth to gently clean your silver jewellery, but avoid using abrasive materials such as paper towels or tissues as these can scratch the surface. For a deeper clean, you can use a silver cleaning solution or a mixture of water and mild dish soap.
- Wear your silver jewellery often
Believe it or not, wearing your silver jewellery often can actually help prevent tarnishing. The oils in your skin can help keep your silver jewellery shiny and polished. Just be sure to remove your jewellery before swimming or engaging in activities that may cause it to come into contact with chemicals or other harsh substances.
- Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals
Chemicals such as perfume, hairspray, and cleaning products can all cause tarnishing and damage to your silver jewellery. Be sure to apply these products before putting on your jewellery and avoid wearing it while cleaning or handling harsh chemicals.
- Get your silver jewellery professionally cleaned
If your silver jewellery has become heavily tarnished, it’s best to take it to a professional jeweller for cleaning. They have the expertise and tools necessary to remove tarnish and restore your jewellery to its original shine.
In conclusion, taking care of your silver jewellery is simple and easy, and it’s worth the effort to ensure your jewellery lasts a lifetime. By following these tips, you can keep your silver jewellery looking as good as new for years to come.