How to Take Care of Your Silver Jewelry is a matter of concern for those who have invested a lot of money in silver jewelry. There are many things that can be done to keep our silver jewelry in good condition. Jewelry is an investment, therefore we want to take good care of it. One of the things we can do is remove them before going for a swim or swimming.
This is important for two things:
1. You don’t risk losing them.
2. Or that pool chemicals or chemicals in bathing soaps can cause temporary or permanent damage to your jewelry.
One detail to keep in mind is the material from which your jewelry is made. Some suffer allergies to certain materials. Therefore, if you have suffered skin irritation from a piece of jewelry, you will want to look for future pieces that are described as hypoallergenic or nickel free.
Other jewelry options that are less likely to cause sensitivity are those made of titanium or surgical stainless steel. Options are available to keep you trendy.
Precious gems are another topic apart. When you are in silver jewelry you have to be very careful of what we use when cleaning silver jewelry. If you want more information about how to clean your Gemstones, read this article “Gemstone Cleaning” at Gemselect.com.
Before buying any gemstone, determine what, if any, treatment you received. The type of care required will differ depending on the type of treatment. Knowing the proper care techniques for your gemstone will prevent you from accidentally damaging it by stripping it without realizing its protective treatment.
Silver Cleaning and Care
In another article, we mentioned that boiling water should not be used to clean your jewelry, especially if your jewelry has precious stones since sudden changes in temperature can affect the piece and crack it.
Silver jewelry is very sensitive to the environment and to contact with other metals. That is why you see that over time your silver jewelry begins to turn a dark color.
To start, not all silver jewelry should be cared for in the same way – it all depends on the finish. Many pieces of silver have a polished, matte, darkened finish or a combination of these to create contrasts. Silver is a metal that rusts easily and is also quite soft. (that is, it is also easily scratched).
There are many agents that can oxidize the silver. For example chlorine, body fat, our favorite perfume, and even sun rays. Of all of them the most dangerous for silver, in my experience, is the PH of the skin of each person, or even changes in the PH of the skin of each person. There are people who oxidize more and there are people who shine, and that can also vary from one day to the next in the same person.
Silver is a soft Metal
When you see a silver garment rust, it is due to the reaction of the metal to contact with air and oxygen, or with other corrosive agents. You notice by the darkening of the silver. The best way to protect them is to store them in a drawer (without light) and in a plastic bag (without air). This way you prevent light and oxygen from oxidizing them. Also, rub them in a chamois to remove sweat and body fat.
As we know, silver is a soft metal so we must take good care of it so that it does not deteriorate. That’s where the use of vinegar comes in. Wash your jewelry in a bowl of warm water and vinegar (use about two tablespoons). Let the water and vinegar work together for about 15 minutes. Any remaining dirt or impurity will disappear.