HOW TO: Clean your Silver Jewelleries?
How to clean silver jewelry?
Stellar offers a variety of 925 silver jewelleries. This means that the silver has a fineness of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals in the jewellery, which is sterling silver.
Sterling silver jewellery tarnishes and this is perfectly normal. Once it is exposed to the air, the 7.5% of other metals in the jewellery react with the humidity in the air and cause tarnishing. Silver jewellery tarnishes faster in areas with high humidity, heavy air pollution, and when exposed to chemicals such as body lotion, perfume, hairspray, deodorant, or bleach.
When it comes to clean tarnished sterling silver jewellery, there are several options and types of cleaning you can consider.
Silver polishing cloth
If the tarnish is not too severe, you can polish it out with a special silver cloth or other non-abrasive cloth. Because silver is such a pliable and soft metal, it can be scratched more easily than other metals. For this reason, it is important that you do not use paper towels, tissues, or toilet paper to polish silver.
Once you have acquired a silver polishing cloth, polish it using long back and forth strokes. Remember to follow the grain of your silver. Remember that small scratches on your jewelry will be enhanced or magnified if you rub in small circles. Get your Silver Polish cloth from us at only S$3.
When using silver polish in dips or sprays, remember to keep the containers closed after use, and do not use old polishes as they tend to dry out. This causes the fine abrasives to clump together into larger particles, making the polishes more abrasive and potentially leaving deeper scratches.
With high-quality silver dip, you can easily and quickly remove tarnish in seconds, even in places that a polishing cloth can not reach. To use the silver dip, follow the instructions that come with the product. Then, rinse the jewelry thoroughly and pat dry.
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Leave it to the professionals
Sometimes, when all else fails, you may need to leave the cleaning to the professionals. Especially if you are dealing with high-end jewelry or complex pieces with expensive gemstones. It is always advisable to talk to an experienced professional who knows the best and safest methods for each piece and has the specialized equipment to do so.