majority of the jewellery available at JewelleryStore.com.au is Rhodium plated. Rhodium is a semi-precious metal that lends a White Gold or
Platinum look to Sterling Silver Jewellery, while ensuring that it is not subject
to the usual fading or tarnishing affect of naked Sterling Silver.
Causes Sterling Silver to Tarnish?
Sterling silver is
a precious metal that is prone to tarnishing. Several ways in which silver may
eventually lose its highly polished sheen are:
in contact with perfume, soap or hairspray
- being exposed to salt water or
chlorine in swimming pools
- being in contact with perspiration
silver unprotected in air may also cause the silver to lose its high shine more
How to Care for Your Sterling Silver Jewellery
you look after your jewellery it will continue to look beautiful for years to
come. At JewelleryStore.com.au, we suggest cleaning
sterling silver jewellery with an anti-tarnish silver cloth. These cloths are
readily available from supermarkets and department stores and are quite inexpensive.
Silver does tarnish with exposure to the air, but a quick rub with an anti-tarnish
silver cloth will prevent this.
not wearing your jewellery, store in a jewellery box, suede / velvet pouch, plastic
bag or acid-free tissue paper. Storing each piece of jewellery separately will
also prevent small surface scratches from occurring where pieces rub together.
with most precious metals, in time silver will oxidize. Properly maintained Sterling
silver will actually improves with age. It develops a lush patina when treated
clean your piece with a mild soap and water solution and pat it dry with a soft
cloth. If dirt is more stubborn a silver cleaner is appropriate.
rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or fine piece of felt. Tissue
paper or paper towels could cause scratching.
other jewellery, avoid wearing silver in chlorinated water as this will discolor
your silver jewellery in a cool, dry, dark place. A tarnish preventative bag is
a good idea, or wrapped individually in plastic pouches, a soft piece of felt
air and light cause silver to tarnish, the less of them the better when stored.
you have any questions regarding the appropriate care of your jewellery, the friendly
staff at JewelleryStore.com.au is only an email away, and will be only too happy to offer advice. Email
us at email@example.com.