Hey there, today, I'm going to talk about how to care for your beautiful sterling silver jewelry. If you're like me, you absolutely adore anything shiny and metallic, especially if it sparkles in the light! At Elemental Child we have a wide range of witchy jewelry cast in glimmering sterling silver.
Once you make an investment in a handmade piece of jewelry, it's important to keep it looking its best so it can last for years to come.
What is Sterling Silver?
First, let's talk about what silver actually is. It's a metallic element that has been prized for thousands of years for its beauty and usefulness. Silver is malleable and ductile, meaning it can be hammered or stretched into various shapes without breaking. It's also a fantastic conductor of electricity and heat, which makes it a common material for electronic devices.
Caring for Silver Jewelry
But back to our topic - caring for silver jewelry. Because silver is a relatively soft metal, it's important to handle it gently to prevent scratching or bending.
- When you're not wearing your silver jewelry, store it in a dry, cool place. Avoid storing it in direct sunlight, as this can cause it to tarnish more quickly. Tarnishing is when silver oxidizes and turns black or grey. It can happen naturally over time, but it can be sped up by contact with moisture or chemicals.
- To keep your silver jewelry looking its best, try using a silver polishing cloth. These cloths are specially treated with chemicals that can help remove tarnish and restore shine.
- If your silver jewelry is really tarnished, you can also try soaking it in a solution of warm water and baking soda for a few minutes before polishing.
Lastly, be careful when cleaning your silver jewelry. Don't use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can scratch the surface. If you're unsure what to use, stick with warm water and mild soap.
So there you have it - some simple tips for keeping your silver jewelry looking shiny and new. With a little care, you can enjoy your silver pieces for years to come! Now that you've got your silver jewelry handled, maybe you're wondering about how to care for your other pieces. Well we've got a post "Wondering how to care for your new brass Jewelry?" that will help out. Happy accessorizing!
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