There are some things that can be avoided to ensure many years of enjoyment from jewellery. For example, avoid interaction with chemicals. Some everyday chemical combinations can be harsh on gold and silver. Cleaning products can affect the surface of the jewellery robbing it of its natural sheen.
It’s always a good idea to remove your jewellery when taking a shower, cleaning, applying makeup, lotions, hairspray, or perfume. Also make sure you remove your jewellery when changing clothes or sleeping, as it may cling to fabric and break or rip.
Gold & Silver Jewellery Cleaning:
Because good silver will eventually tarnish, the more care you take “now”, the more cleaning time you will save later on, so we recommend that you remove fingerprints and light tarnish with a silver cleaning cloth regularly.
To remove fingerprints, oils or dirt, add a small amount of mild liquid soap to a half cup of warm water, soak for 2-3 minutes, rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry completely.
When the silver tarnishes, it is important to clean it with a silver polisher. It is generally best to stay with well-known silver-care product manufacturers, as some inferior products may cause scratching. These are readily available for sale