Silver jewelry is a valuable and elegant accessory that will last for many years if properly cared for and stored. In this blog post I will share some tips on how to properly store, clean and care for silver jewelry to keep it in the best possible condition.
Silver can tarnish over time and develop black spots/discoloration on the surface known as "tarnish." Tarnish is a natural reaction of silver to the surrounding air, especially to sulfur compounds. However, tarnish does not affect the quality of the silver and can be easily removed.
Storing silver jewelry:
Proper storage of silver jewelry is very important to prevent the material from tarnishing and avoid scratches. Here are some tips for storing silver jewelry:
Use a jewelry box or soft cloth bag to store jewelry. Avoid plastic bags or other materials that don't keep out moisture and air.
Avoid storing silver jewelry with other metals as this can cause the metals to chemically bond together and can tarnish or discolor silver jewelry.
Store the jewelry in a cool and dry place. Moisture and heat can accelerate the tarnishing of silver jewelry.
Cleaning silver jewelry:
Silver jewelry can tarnish and discolor over time. Here are some tips for cleaning silver jewelry:
Use a special silver cleaning cloth to clean the jewelry. Avoid using harsh brushes or abrasive cleaners, which can leave scratches on the surface.
There are many different types of silver cleaners on the market, from sprays to wipes and pastes. These cleaners can often remove stubborn stains and discoloration and restore the silver's shine. Here are some tips for using special cleaners for silver:
Read the instructions carefully before using the cleaner. Some cleaners need to be diluted, while others can be applied directly.
Apply the cleaner to a soft cloth or brush and gently rub the jewelry. Avoid using harsh brushes or abrasive cleaners, which can leave scratches on the surface.
Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with warm water and dry it with a soft cloth.
Ultrasonic cleaning for silver:
Another method for cleaning silver is to use an ultrasonic cleaner. These devices use sound waves to loosen dirt and contaminants from the surface of the silver. Here are some tips for using an ultrasonic cleaner for silver:
Fill the ultrasonic cleaner with water and add cleaning solution according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Place the silver jewelry in the cleaner and turn on the device. Leave the jewelry in the cleaner for the recommended time.
Remove the jewelry from the cleaner and rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Dry the jewelry with a soft cloth.
- Professional cleaning at a jeweler. (our recommendation)
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POLIBOY Silver Intensive Care was specially developed for cleaning and caring for real silver and silver-plated items. The care product is also suitable for cleaning gold. The cleaned surfaces are protected from tarnishing again by waxes and give the silver a beautiful, long-lasting shine without re-polishing. Using POLIBOY Silver Intensive Care is very easy and time-saving: apply and polish, rinse, done!
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Silver jewelry requires regular care to keep it in the best possible condition. Here are some tips to prevent silver jewelry:
Avoid wearing the jewelry while swimming or showering, as this can accelerate tarnishing.
Avoid contact with perfume, hairspray, and other chemicals that can damage jewelry.
Avoid placing jewelry in water that contains salt or chlorine, as this can accelerate silver tarnishing.
Silver jewelry is a beautiful accessory that can last for many years with proper care and storage.
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