Sterling silver is one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals. Our silver items are made of .925 sterling silver, which 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.
- Contact with household chemicals, lotions, cosmetics, hair spray, hair products, and perfumes.
- Excessive sunlight or going swimming and sunbathing with your jewelry on.
- Cleaning silver with tissues or paper towels, as they will scratch the silver surface.
- After each wear, gently wipe the jewelry piece with 100% cotton cloth to remove any trace of makeup and skin oils.
- Store each piece separately to keep them from scratching against each other.
- Store jewelry in airtight plastic bags. If not, make sure the storage area has low humidity.
- Place a piece of chalk or a packet of silica gel in the storage area to minimize tarnish.
- 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.