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How to keep your jewellery clean

 

  1. Store jewellery separately – keep different metals apart

 

Metals and stones can scratch when they come in contact with one another.

When you are not wearing it store your jewellery separately, and in its original packaging if possible.

Don't let silver sit in your jewellery box — wear it! It becomes shinier the more it's worn (the friction slows down tarnishing).

We highly recommend the jewellery boxes by Pewter and Black

 

  1. Be careful with solutions and sprays

Do not let your jewellery come in contact with household detergents, undiluted or strong solutions or other chemical products.

Remove rings when washing your hands, applying beauty products, cleaning the house, or applying lotions. This will help to keep the settings grime-free.

Apply perfume and hairspray before, *not after* putting on your jewellery. Over time this can build up and cause your jewellery to look dull and tarnished without realising.

 

  1. Cleaning Silver

Make a solution of a few drops of dish soap, with warm water. Dip a soft cloth in the solution and rub the silver to remove the tarnish. Rinse with cool water and thoroughly dry with another soft cloth.

Microfibre cloths and 100% cotton materials such as old t-shirts, and flannel materials work best for cleaning delicate items such as jewellery.

 

  1. Use a polishing cloth

*Images: Silver polishing cloth, gold polishing cloth* *Link to where to buy silver dip & recommendation

Silver polishing cloths have tiny abrasive particles which help to lightly clean tarnished silver.

Gently rub the polishing cloth over the piece of silver jewellery.

Did you know?... A silver polishing cloth can also be used on dining silver wear and for wiping away fingerprints on silver instruments!

  1. Try a silver dip

Having a good quality silver dip for your sterling silver jewellery is highly recommended.

Make sure you follow the instructions that are provided on the specific silver dip you have. It's essential to rinse the chemicals very thoroughly with water afterwards, or you may find the silver tarnishes more quickly due to the remaining dip residue.

Thoroughly with a clean microfibre or cotton cloth.

You can then gently rub over the surface with a polishing cloth.

– link to where to buy silver dip. Recommend

  1. Final notes of care
  • Don’t wear jewellery while swimming

Chlorine and saltwater can damage it.

  • Get valuable jewellery checked regularly by a reputable jeweller

This is to make sure the stones are in good shape and the settings are secure. Please contact Mari Thomas Jewellery if you require a setting to be examined or would just like the peace of mind.

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