As a natural material, silver reacts with its environment, especially the chemicals in the air and, over time, silver does become tarnished. This doesn’t mean that your fabulous new piece of jewelry is defective, far from it, it just proves that your beautiful accessory is good quality silver.
To keep it looking as beautiful as the first day you received it. Proper care includes being conscious of how you store, wear, and clean your jewellery.
It’s very easy to get your silver jewellery back to its former glory and, like most things, the earlier you catch the tarnish the easier it is to get rid of it. When tarnish starts to turn any colour from yellowy brown to black you may have to get it professionally cleaned.
Wearing your Sterling Silver jewelry regularly can actually help prevent tarnishing since the oils from your body have a cleaning effect. However, some activities can accelerate tarnishing or even caus corrosion. You should remove your Sterling Silver jewelry before doing any of the following:
- Using household cleaning supplies.
- Cooking with mustard, onions, eggs, or any other foods that contain sulfur.
- Spraying Hairspray
- Putting on Lotion and Makeup
Use the put it on last and take it off first rule.
We advise our customers to clean all jewellery with care, in warm soapy water using an old toothbrush
Never use a dip but Goddards Silver pad is a good, gentle cleaner
Frequently rotate to a new section of the cloth.
Avoid areas that are intentionally oxidized.
Do not rub in a circular pattern… follow the grain of the silver.
Avoid rubbing too hard on engraved sections.
If you have severe tarnishing or antique pieces that need extra care, please do not hesitate to contact us here at BeCHARLO.