The best way to combat tarnish on sterling silver jewelry is to know what is harmful to them
Prevent tarnish with these daily wearing tips
Wear it often: it is best to wear sterling jewelry often rather than let it sit in a jewelry box. Skin’s natural oils will keep the jewelry shiny and tarnish free.
Remove during household chores: household cleaners, perspiration and rubber will accelerate tarnish and corrosion. It is best to remove sterling silver jewelry before cleaning.
Keep out of direct sunlight: it is best to remove your silver jewelry before going to the beach or the pool. Sunlight can cause silver to tarnish.
Humidity can increase tarnishing: Do not leave silver jewelry in the bathroom. Humidity can speed up the oxidation process and produce tarnish.
Do not submerge our jewelry in water or wear when swimmimg or showering since that will damage the magnet.
Put your jewelry on last: there is a good reason why women for many generations have been putting their jewelry on last. Lotions, makeup, hairspray and perfumes will accelerate tarnishing.
How to properly store your fine jewelry:
Keep your jewelry in an air-tight container or a tarnish prevention bag.
We have provided a jewelry bag to store your fine jewelry to prevent tarnish. Remove the jewelry from the box and store them in the bags provided for each jewelry piece. Store each piece separately.
Do not store in cardboard, paper or cotton filled boxes since these boxes may contain traces of sulfur which will contribute to tarnishing.
As we mentioned earlier sunlight, heat and moisture causes silver to tarnish, so store your fine jewelry in a cool dark place.
Best way to clean our fine jewelry
Tarnish can build if sterling silver jewelry is not stored properly or worn every day.
To clean your jewelry use good quality polishes formulated specifically to remove tarnish. You can find fine silver polishes, solutions or cloths appropriate to remove tarnish at many hardware or specialty craft stores. Please follow instructions on the container when using silver polish or lotions to clean. Tarnish is most easily removed when it first becomes visible. Wearing your silver jewelry regularly is the best way to prevent tarnish from forming.
You can also use warm water and a mild dishwashing liquid to clean the jewelry. Remove the interchangeable stone before cleaning the jewelry. Do not submerge the jewelry in water or soapy water since that will damage the magnet. Instead use a cotton swab to clean the silver. Completely dry the silver with a soft cloth before storing. Moisture is one of the factors that contribute to tarnishing.
Never use toothpaste or other abrasives to clean the silver or the stones.
Do not use ultrasonic jewelry cleaners or ultrasonic jewelry cleaning machines to clean our jewelry, since that will damage the magnet and the rubber O ring in the jewelry pieces.