Sterling silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. Tarnishing is a natural reaction when sterling silver is in the presence of salt water, air pollutants or everyday items that contain sulfur, such as leather, rubber and chlorine. To remove any tarnish, we recommend routinely wiping your jewelry with a polishing cloth. Regular wear also helps prevent tarnishing.
- The best way to prevent tarnishing is to store clean, dry sterling silver in a dry airtight container, like a ziplock bag or a velvet bag.
- Avoid storing jewelry in bathroom or any location with high amounts of moisture.
- Minimize sterling silver’s contact to chemicals (hairspray, perfume, body lotion, bleach, etc.) and do not wear it the shower, swimming pool or hot tub.
- Remove heavy tarnish with warm water, mild soap and a clean, soft cotton or flannel cloth, a special sterling silver cleaning cloth or a very soft-bristle brush like a baby toothbrush.
- Silver polish or dip-style cleaning solutions are not recommended.