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Caring for your Jewelry

Sterling silver like other precious metals will oxidize/tarnish with time. My work is designed to allow for normal light tarnish while keeping the style of the piece beautiful. Real .925 sterling silver is not meant to be very metallic bright, like stainless steel or plated metals. Light natural tarnish can add to the beauty.
  • Regular cleaning to remove oils from the skin and everyday dirt is important. Clean your silver jewelry with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, and then patting dry with a soft cloth. For more stubborn dirt or tarnish, use a Jewelry Cleaner/Tarnish Remover designed for silver use. Always read the instructions carefully to make sure that it is safe for semi-precious gemstones, including delicate ones like turquoise, amber, and pearls. Do not use commercial grade cleaners for items like flatware. Never use an abrasive polish or cloth to remove dirt, as this will scratch the silver and the gemstones.

  • Store your silver in a cool, dry place, preferably in a tarnish-preventive bag/box or plastic ziplock bag. Also, you can add Anti-Tarnish Strips. Store pieces individually so that they don't knock together and scratch. Make sure your silver is not exposed to air and light during storage as this can cause silver to tarnish faster. Removing normal tarnish is easy the right silver Jewelry Polishing Cloth. Never use an abrasive polish or cloth to remove tarnish, as this will scratch the silver and the gemstones.

  • Do not wear sterling silver or semi-precious gemstones in chlorinated water or when working with household chemicals. Do not expose to extreme heat or cold.



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