To keep your jewellery looking its best clean it often to stop the build up of tarnish and store individual items in a plastic zip lock bag or in acid free tissue paper.
Perfume and other products can react with jewellery and cause it to tarnish or discolour. Apply perfume and other cosmetic products before putting on your jewellery.
Do not swim or shower while wearing jewellery as Chlorine and salt water can damage or discolour precious metals.
Cleaning your jewellery
To clean your silver jewellery, especially items that have a matt or textured finish the following method is recommended;
You will need a glass or ceramic container and some aluminium foil, boiling water, and 1tsp bicarbonate of soda.
Line the container with a piece of aluminium foil and place your jewellery on top, making sure it touches the aluminium foil. Sprinkle over the bicarbonate of soda. Then pour over the boiling water until the entire piece is submerged. More than one piece can be done at a time but take care they don’t rub and scratch one another.
The results should be noticeable within minutes.
After a few minutes, remove the silver (carefully as it may be hot) and rinse thoroughly in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. If your piece is badly tarnished, you may need to repeat the process.
This method is not recommended for any jewellery that has been intentionally oxidised as part of the design as this will remove the black surface.