Why does your silver jewellery tarnish & how to prevent it?
Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that forms on metals and appears as a dull grey or black coating. Although pure silver is actually naturally resistant to tarnish & most ideal silver alloy for jewellery, pure silver is far too soft to be used in it’s pure form for jewellery, which is why it is often mixed with other metals.
Sterling Silver will generally tarnish quicker in high humidity climates and places with high levels of air pollution. Products like perfume, hairspray, deodorant, moisturizers, etc can all contribute to further tarnishing of your silver due to the chemicals reacting with the silver.
Several reasons cause sterling silver to tarnish. Still, the most common amongst those are coming in direct contact with the following-
- Oxygen - Water
- Sulfur - Detergents
- Chlorine - Paint
- Air pollution - Atmosphere
- Household chemicals - Cleaners
- Bodily chemicals - Sweat
The Most Effective Preventive Measures are Mentioned here :
- Keeping the jewellery in airtight containers.
- Keeping the jewellery in low humidity places.
- Cleaning the jewellery with warm water and a soft cloth.
Tips to care for your 925 Sterling Silver Jewellery
Wear your silver jewellery regularly, to avoid tarnish.
Store your jewellery in the provided box, away from excess heat & light.
To clean your jewellery, wash it in warm soapy water. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
To keep your jewellery looking pristine, remove before swimming or bathing and avoid contact with body lotions,oil and other topical liquids.
Store safely when not in use or traveling.
Do not use any liquid cleaners. Most of them are harsh and will remove or destroy the protective coating done on the jewellery.
Go for re-polishing so that lustre of your 925 silver jewellery stays for longevity.
Tips to care for your 999 Pure Silver Coins
Keep your coins in protective transparent capsule, and be careful not to scratch them when you slide them out.
Rather than handling the face of the coin, we recommend that you try to only handle / touch the coin by its edges. This reduces the risk of scratching or tarnishing the metal.
Store your coins in the provided box, away from excess heat and light.