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OCt 11, 2023

How to: care for Sterling Silver

Discover our key tips for keeping your cool tone pieces looking their best

What is sterling silver?

Sterling silver jewelry is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. We dip our sterling jewelry in rhodium, a highly durable precious metal, which gives it extra shine and longevity. The addition of copper in the alloy enhances the strength and durability of sterling silver, making it suitable for everyday wear and use.


Despite its luster, sterling silver can tarnish over time when exposed to air and environmental factors. Tarnish appears as a dull, dark layer on the surface of the silver. However, it can be easily cleaned and polished to restore its shine.

Caring for sterling silver jewelry is essential to maintaining its shine and preventing discoloring. Here are some tips on how to care for your silver pieces:

Wear Your Jewelry: Wearing your sterling silver jewelry regularly can help prevent a change in color. The oils on your skin can help keep the metal looking its best.

Avoid Contact with Water: Remove your jewelry before swimming, showering, or doing dishes. Water can dull the shine of silver.

Keep Away from Chemicals: Perfume and makeup as well as household chemicals, including bleach and chlorine can damage silver. Remove your jewelry before working with these substances.

Store Properly: When not in use, store your jewelry in a cool, dry place. Use an airtight container or a soft cloth pouch to prevent exposure to air, which can cause your pieces to loose their shine.

Polish Regularly: It's natural for silver can tarnish over time, but regular polishing can help maintain its shine. You can use a silver polishing cloth or a specific silver polishing product for this purpose. Be gentle while polishing to avoid scratching.

Remember that discoloring is a natural process for silver, and it will happen over time. However, with proper care, you can keep your sterling silver jewelry looking beautiful for years to come!


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