Silver jewelry is premium, stylish, and has health benefits too. As silver is not as expensive as gold. It allows us to own premium jewelry in multiple designs at an affordable price point.
As we know all metals except pure gold tarnish over time. When silver reacts with certain gases such as oxygen and sulfur in the air. It will react and form a layer of dark color material known as tarnish.
Now, this is such a common problem and we do want our silver jewelry to shine as brand new every day. First and foremost, we must accept that silver jewelry will tarnish if it is in contact with the air. So, the best way to go about it is, to clean it over a period of time. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your silver jewelry does not tarnish.
This method is one of the most commonly used methods for cleaning silver jewellery at home. Things you will need for this method are:
- Hot Boiling Water
- A bowl
- Baking Soda
- Microfiber Cloth
Process of Cleaning Sterling Silver: Cover your Bowl with Aluminum foil and make sure to keep the shiny side on the top. This will ensure the reaction that will remove the tarnish will happen.
Pour the hot water into the bowl with aluminum foil and add generous 2-3 spoons of baking soda for a few minutes.
Rinse your silver jewellery with microfiber and it will be as new as ever.
How to store sterling silver to prevent it from tarnish?
- Don’t let your silver jewellery touch rubber items. The sulphur compound within the rubber items can cause the tarnishing of silver.
- Store your silver jewellery in air-tight boxes. Never keep your jewellery in wooden boxes as it will cause the ornaments to lose their shine. Humidity is the main reason to speed up the tarnishing process.
- It is best to ensure that your jewellery pieces are stored separately in their own boxes.
- One of the best things to do with silver jewelry is to wear it every day and surprisingly that also prevents it from tarnishing and if it tarnishes, you do have out at home tarnish-removal method for a quick clean up.