STERLING SILVER

Sterling silver is one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals. Our silver items are made of .925 sterling silverwhich contains 92.5% of silver and 7.5% of other metals by weight, usually copper.

Sterling silver’s longevity depends largely on how it is cared for. Pieces worn on a regular basis typically need less care. We encourage you to wear your silver pieces every day. Keep in mind - perfume, colognes, lotions, sweaty skin, and hair products are contributing factors to tarnishing your shiny jewelry. When not being worn and left unprotected in open air, sterling silver will get oxidized and tarnish.  

 AVOID

  1. Contact with household chemicals, lotions, cosmetics, hair spray, hair products, and perfumes.
  2. Excessive sunlight or going swimming and sunbathing with your jewelry on. 
  3. Cleaning silver with tissues or paper towels, as they will scratch the silver surface. 

DO

  1. After each wear, gently wipe the jewelry piece with 100% cotton cloth to remove any trace of makeup and skin oils. 
  2. Store each piece separately to keep them from scratching against each other. 
  3. Store jewelry in airtight plastic bags. If not, make sure the storage area has low humidity. 
  4. Place a piece of chalk or a packet of silica gel in the storage area to minimize tarnish. 
HOME MADE SILVER CLEANER:
  • White vinegar and baking soda: Use this gentle cleaner to remove heavy tarnish. Soak the tarnished piece in a solution of ½ cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp baking soda for two to three hours, then rinse and pat dry. 
  • Baking soda, aluminum foil, boiling water: Line a baking glass with foil, shiny side face up. Place the silver pieces on foil. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tbsp of baking soda to completely cover the pieces. Pour boiling water over to submerge the pieces. Gently stir to dissolve baking soda. Wait at least 10-20 minutes before rinsing the jewelry with water and pat dry. Repeat as necessary to achieve better results.