Tarnish occurs naturally on sterling silver. Its appearance can be a dull yellowy brown to almost black! But not to worry. There are lots of tricks we can use to preserve and restore the beauty.
Clean your silver jewellery in warm water using a soft old toothbrush and some basic toothpaste or bicarbonate of soda. It will not damage the jewellery. Rinse really well with clear water and dry thoroughly before storing. We do not recommend silver dip or similar chemical dips.
Avoid contact with chlorine, cleaning chemicals, cosmetics, perfumes & deodorants…..Yes, easier said than done, but, it really can preserve the appearance.
Hot weather & perspiration can accelerate the tarnishing process dramatically. It may be worth taking that soft toothbrush on your holiday.
Protect your jewellery by always storing it in a box or pouch, taking care of how it is put in! Having a supply of acid free tissue paper to wrap your pretty things in is a fabulous way of really preventing a lot of tarnish and accidental scratches.
We can offer a cleaning service by arrangement. Do email or call us if this is required.
Look in our shop for some basic jewellery care products.