How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewellery

Routine care keeps jewellery looking its best for years. Are you looking for the best way to keep your Dower & Hall Jewellery clean? Continue reading and learn the different ways you can keep your silver jewellery looking spotless.

Does Sterling Silver Tarnish?

Sterling silver can tarnish – it’s a natural reaction of silver when exposed to elements like oxygen and sulfur compounds in the air forming a dark and dull discoloration to the surface diminishing the shine. Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that forms on the surface of silver product. The good news is that it is not permanent and can be restored to its original state!

Sterling silver can also be tarnished when exposed to chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, deodorant, and body oils. Regular cleaning and proper storage can help prevent tarnish from occurring.

Cleaning sterling silver jewellery is easy, it only takes three steps!

  1. Gently rub your jewellery with a soft microbe cloth to polish it.
  2. For deeper cleaning, use mild washing up liquid and warm water with a soft bristle brush.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and dry with a clean cloth.

 

How to Store Silver Jewellery

Exposure to air tarnishes sterling silver. Our reusable soft touch pouches are the perfect place to store your pieces individually, so they don’t rub together preventing them from scratching or tangling. Silver jewellery should be kept in the dark in a cool and dry place. If you live in a humid environment, store with small packets of desiccant crystals to help reduce tarnishing.

Tips for Cleaning Silver Earrings

Cleaning earrings is quite easy and only takes a few simple steps. Gently rub the earrings with a soft lint- free cloth to remove dirt and oils. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and dry with a clean cloth. To prevent future tarnishing, store it in a cool cry place.

Tips for Cleaning Silver Necklaces and Bracelets

Use a soft microbe cloth to rub the necklace or bracelet gently. If the tarnish is stubborn, try using a soft bristle toothbrush for a deeper clean.

Tips for Cleaning Silver Rings

If you are looking to clean your statement rings, use a mild washing up liquid with warm water and with a soft bristle toothbrush being careful not to damage the gemstones. Rinse the ring thoroughly with lukewarm water and dry it with a clean cloth.