How to Take Good Care of Your Silver Jewellery

13 April 2021

Silver is beautiful and versatile, and it is used to make myriad types and styles of bracelets, necklaces, rings, tie clasps, cufflinks and other items. Silver pendants are a favourite type of necklace among many young people along with matching earrings. 

Whether you favour classic styles in traditional jewellery, contemporary casual-chic designs, Art Deco designs or bohemian handcrafted items, silver is always in vogue. 

How to Clean and Care for Your Silver Jewellery

The best methods for cleaning and caring for your silver jewellery pieces include the following procedures: 

 • Cleaning Your Silver Jewellery. If you have older silver items that are solid and tarnished, you should rub the jewellery gently using a silver polishing cloth. By cleaning it in this way, you can remove the dirt, dust and tarnish without scratching the silver surface. 

If you have heavily tarnished silver items, you can use aluminium foil to get rid of the darkened areas. First, place a piece of foil in the bottom of a large, sturdy bowl. Placing the jewellery on the foil, pour heated water over it. 

Then add two tablespoons of baking soda to dissolve the stains. Soak your silver items for 20 or 30 minutes and then rinse them, drying them thoroughly with a soft cloth or towel. The lustrous shine of your silver pieces will then be restored. 

 • Storing Your Silver Jewellery. Silver can tarnish or corrode when it comes in contact with moist skin or with lotions, perfumes, hair products and other substances. Each time you remove your silver earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings or other items, wipe them with a polishing cloth before your store them. 

Silver items should be stored in a dark, dry place like a jewellery box or a dresser drawer. Each item should be stored by itself, separate from other jewellery. By storing your silver pieces carefully, you can maintain their attractive lustre, beauty and allure for many years. 

Silver items should also be kept apart from other types of jewellery, especially items made of other types of metal. By keeping your silver pieces in separate boxes or compartments of your jewellery box, you can keep them looking lovely. 

By consulting our expert jewellers at Ken Ross Jewellers in Ashburton Victoria, you can obtain excellent advice concerning how to take good care of your silver jewellery items. Our professionals will help you maintain the beauty and charm of your silver rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other pieces for many years to come.

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