Timeless, stylish and elegant, silver jewelry is the perfect accessory for any look. Ready to give a second life to the most classic piece of jewelry in your wardrobe? It's time to bring back those forgotten pieces from your jewelry box and give them a second life this new season. Here are the tips you need to clean silver jewelry.
HOW TO PREVENT YOUR SILVER JEWELRY FROM WEARING OUTUsually, silver jewelry tends to darken due to the passage of time and inadequate conservation. This happens when the jewelry comes in contact with moisture or chemicals.
Although silver jewelry can be easily cleaned, proper care can extend its shine and appearance. So, here are some habits you should avoid so that your jewelry wears away as little as possible:
- Showering or bathing with them.
- Being in contact with cosmetic products: perfumes, creams, etc.
- Exercising or doing activities in which you may sweat.
- Being in direct contact with the sun and humid environments.
Although at first glance they may seem easy practices to avoid, the truth is that we do them every day and, sometimes, the last thing we think about is taking off those accessories that we like so much. Jewelry is meant to be worn, so don't be afraid to use it!
A simple habit you can add to your routine: when you get home after a long day and get comfortable, take off your silver jewelry and clean it with a cotton disk or a microfibre cloth. This will remove any excess grease that builds up around them and prevent them from getting damaged.
Another tip: if your jewelry has already lost its shine and you're wondering how to clean silver jewelry, here are the quickest and easiest ways to get your favorite accessory back to its sparkling appearance.
CLEANING SILVER RINGSThroughout the day, our hands come in contact with a multitude of objects and surfaces. This damages our rings, which end up being the silver jewelry that gets the most tarnished. The easiest way to clean silver rings is to use a protective silver plating bath, which prevents discoloration and restores the jewelry to the shiny look you bought it with. How does it work? We'll tell you step by step!
- Put your rings in a bowl with the silver bath for 10 to 20 seconds (we always recommend following the instructions on the product).
- Wash them with water and let them dry.
- Wipe them with a microfibre cloth to gently remove oxidation and dark spots.
Although other jewelry may keep their original appearance for a longer period of time, rings are very delicate and lose their color easily. That's why we recommend cleaning them at least once a month to keep them looking extra shiny and sparkling, just like the first day.
CLEANING SILVER EARRINGSDue to their small size, earrings are a very delicate accessory when it comes to cleaning them. We would recommend a metal cleaner which is simple to use:
- Take a small piece of cotton wool and rub the silver to polish it.
- Once they have regained their original color, remove the remaining product with kitchen paper.
- Rinse the earrings with soap and water and dry them with a microfibre cloth.
As this metal cleaner is corrosive, we recommend that you wear gloves during the process and that your skin does not come into contact with the product.
In addition, when cleaning silver earrings it is important to take into account their composition. Also, avoid letting this product come into contact with any ornaments or decorations that your jewelry may have, in order to prevent damage.
CLEANING SILVER BRACELETS
The quickest and easiest way to clean silver bracelets and get rid of their blackened appearance? All you need is warm water, neutral soap or baking soda and a very soft and delicate brush. Let the jewelry sit in a bowl of water with a few drops of soap for five minutes and, before rinsing, clean every corner of the chain with the brush and dry it with a microfibre cloth so as not to damage it.
Accessories are a must in your outfits and their care is essential. Most of our jewelry is made of 925 Sterling Silver and if you take good care of it, it will remain looking perfect for a long time. Remember that silver can always be cleaned, so wear your favorite jewelry to the fullest!