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Taking Care of Sterling Silver Jewelry

 

Silver is a soft metal and pure silver can be almost impossible to make any sort of functional object from. Therefore, .925 sterling silver is the most common form of sterling silver; the piece is made from 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% some other material, typically copper. This article will teach you proper sterling silver jewelry care.

  • The best way to store your sterling silver jewelry is in a dry, clean and sealed container/bag. Like a Ziploc bag.
  • Use an anti-tarnish strips or a piece of chalk in the jewelry box to absorb airborne chemicals and will help fight against tarnishing.
  • Avoid storing your sterling silver jewelry in a humid place, like the bathroom. Humidity will speed up oxidation process that causes tarnishing.
  • Always remove your sterling silver jewelry before putting on lotions, hairsprays, swimming, household cleaning, or other activities that may cause you to encounter abrasive substances.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, and vinegar to get in contact with your sterling silver jewelry.
  • Clean your sterling silver jewelry with polishing cloth to remove the tarnish. We recommend Sunshine Polishing Cloth, use fresh cloth and lightly buff your sterling silver using light pressure.
  • Always remember to read commercial cleaning instructions carefully before using it.

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Since 2008, we at Sosie Designs Jewelry have been making handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver and gold-filled featuring Swarovski Crystals, CZ's, freshwater pearls and semi-precious gemstones in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and wire-wrapped rings. All our jewelry items are designed for adults. Actual prices may vary from printed prices if there are extreme fluctuations in silver prices.