The most popular precious metal, silver, has long been a flexible and attractive addition to the nation’s jewellery collections. Many silver pendants, rings, and other items, on the other hand, are incredibly delicate and require special care and attention to keep the soft sheen for which this metal is famous. Cleaning your silver jewellery is an important aspect of keeping it in good condition, but many owners of silver amethyst jewellery and stylish silver snake chains are still unaware how to care for their items.
Cleaning your silver pieces might be a bit complicated and intimidating, especially if it’s your favourite bracelet or pendant, because silver can rapidly get tarnished, discoloured, and damaged. However, it’s vital to remember that you may ‘do it yourself’ and save money on professional goldsmith cleaning.
Cleaning is required on a regular basis to keep your silver gleaming, and silver jewellery that is worn on a daily basis seldom tarnishes. If you use jewellery on a regular basis, you should wash it in warm water after each usage. You may use a light detergent to restore the shine on your silver amethyst jewellery and other items.
When caring for many pieces of jewellery, it’s best to wash them separately to avoid scratching and tarnishing the others. Washing your jewellery with other dishes, particularly stainless steel flatware, might harm the shine of your most valuable silver jewellery. When washing silver, avoid wearing rubber gloves since rubber corrodes the metal, leaving an unsightly and frequently permanent finish.
The next step is to polish the silver once it has been cleaned. Simply buff silver with a dullish tone to a flawless polish using a soft, clean cotton cloth, then dry the pieces with a soft towel so that they are ready to wear the next time you visit your jewellery box.
Silver should be cleaned both on the spot and on a regular basis, especially if it has been exposed to salty or acidic foods. Table salt, fruit juice, onions, mayonnaise, eggs, and vinegar are all popular saboteurs of silver jewellery, and if not removed immediately, may cause significant damage and tarnishing.
If tarnishing has already occurred, regular polishing will be required to remove it. A variety of products have been specially formulated to remove tarnish marks and keep silver jewellery shining; however, when polishing etched or antique silver jewellery, use caution as harsher polishes may do more harm than good.
Jennifer Booth is the co-founder and owner of Booth and Booth. I’ve worked in retail for longer than I’d like to confess, but suffice it to say that it’s been my whole working life.
I’d like you to know that my organisation is concerned about you, our client. Yes, we’re in business to make a profit – otherwise, we wouldn’t be here to deliver your purchase the next day – but what makes us genuinely pleased is a satisfied client.