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SILVER JEWELLERY MANAGEMENT

Isn’t it annoying how you spend so much on beautiful jewellery silver pieces and in a matter of months it gets covered in black tarnish? Ugh!

Well, we are here to help you manage that if not prevent it completely.

  1. Stop sweating! Ha-ha just kidding, but seriously if your pores could help the drought in California then you probably should see a doctor. Contrary to how gross sweat is, jewellery does not tarnish in the presence of oil. The oils in our skin help in cleaning the silver. So the most basic preventive measure would be to wear your jewellery more often. Flaunt it, girl!!! 


  1. Keep the silver away from sulphur and sulphur containing substances like mayonnaise, eggs, wool and demons of course. Sulphur will cause corrosion and tarnish. Other things that cause tarnish are rubber, chlorinated water, household chemicals et cetera. So Cinderella, take our jewellery off before committing to daily chores or the stepsisters won’t be the only ugly thing around.


  1. Don’t keep all your jewellery in one box. Silver is a soft and delicate metal and keeping all the pieces together will corrupt it. Link or chain bracelets should be kept unclasped or unhooked to prevent scratching as well. Try to make sure that the storage has low humidity. You can also keep a piece of chalk, charcoal or silica gel in the packet.

  2. Don’t use thick or rough fabric to clean your jewellery. Treat it like a newborn babies butt. Wipe it gently with a soft cotton swab.

 

  1. Don’t use chemical store bought cleaners!!! It’s like cleaning a wound with poison. We are a great believer of DIYing it and following are some homemade cleaning tips:

 

  1. a   Baking soda and water- make a paste of baking soda and water and apply a pea-sized amount to your silver and clean with a cotton swab. You can use a thin paste with more water and then use a fine bristle toothbrush to get in the small details and clean it to perfection. Run the silver piece under lukewarm water and dry it off.

  2. b.  Olive oil and lemon juice- we’ve already discussed how good oils are for your silver, to clean the tarnish take ½ cup of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Mix the solution well and dip the cotton pad in it. Use the pad to apply the solution over the jewellery.

  3. c.  You can use the combination of both methods- if the tarnish still doesn’t go away then it’s time to become bill nye the science guy. Take baking soda, salt, aluminium foil, and boiling water. Cover the glass bowl with aluminium foil (a dull side facing down), pour the hot water on the foil, add baking soda and salt and stir well till the granules have dissolved. Slowly and gently put your jewellery in avoiding friction as much as possible. Keep it in for about 15 minutes. The tarnish transfers from the silver to the foil and your jewellery will be as new as ever. Make sure you pull the silver out with a wooden spoon and not with rubber or metal.