People have linked silver to luxury for decades -- the phrase "silver spoon" is associated with wealth for a reason. Though we've seen the trends changing, there are a few timeless metals that have been there for ages, and 925 sterling silver jewelery is one of them. It is one of the few metals that have been adorned for years and still haven't lost its mojo.
Buying such fine jewellery designs is fun and exciting but nothing crashes the mood more than lacklustre tarnish, due to which we dread that our silver is forever ruined.
But don't worry, with our tricks and techniques, we have made it easy for you to take care of and clean your 925 silver jewelery pieces.
1) Understanding the 'why' behind tarnishing:
If your silver has a rating of .925, the material is sturdier and doesn't need much cleaning. All of Ornate's jewels are made of 925 sterling silver and require a little less work than the silver you may have purchased elsewhere.
Don't get rid of your jewellery simply because it turned bluish. Tarnish is simply the result of a chemical reaction with oxygen or sulfur particles in the air, which can be taken care of.
Remember, with proper care and knowledge of your jewellery, your piece can last a lifetime and beyond.
2) Dry silver is radiant silver:
Chemicals and contaminants in the water can result in dull-looking silver, so it's best to avoid contact with water, especially hot water and chlorinated water.
Though if you forgot to take off your silver piece, make sure to clean and dry it afterwards.
3) Appropriate storage:
If you leave your fancy car out in the rain, it gets dirty right? The same principle applies to your 925 silver jewellery care.Air exposure can wreak havoc by tarnishing your delicate silver. Don't just leave your precious jewellery lying on the couch or bed.
It's best to store them in individual, air-tight bags with anti-tarnish properties which keep the shine and luxe intact.
4) Clean your silver our way:
It's a bit confusing as there are tons of at-home methods to clean your silver, therefore, we are providing you with some of the most beneficial DIY methods to bring back the lustrous shine.
Soap and water: This is our most recommended method due to the gentleness of soap. It should be your first pick without a doubt.
Baking soda and water: Use baking soda and water and stir into a paste, use an old toothbrush or cleaning wand to apply this DIY cleaner in gentle motions and movements.
White vinegar and baking soda: Rinse your sterling silver in water. Combine it with ½ cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp baking soda. This gentle cleaning method is great for removing heavy tarnish. After cleaning, dry off with a microfiber cloth.
5) Final thought
It's not just sterling silver, proper caring and maintenance are important for any fine jewellery. Remember it’s easier to prevent tarnish than to remove it after it occurs.
If you follow these tips, sterling silver care is incredibly easy! These methods will help increase the durability and shine of your sterling silver jewellery for years to come!