How to Keep Your Sterling Silver Jewelry Shiny and Clean


Silica Gel 

You've seen this packets before. You probably found a couple in the last purse or tote that you bought. Why are they in that purse? To absorb moisture, preventing mold and mildew during shipping and storage. 

Put a couple of these little packets in your jewelry box! 

Moisture + Oxygen = TARNISH

It's a fact that sterling silver tarnishes.

Did you know that our body composition can affect the rate of tarnish? 

For instance, if you have dry skin, your necklace may not tarnish for several months. Whereas a person with oily skin could see a significant change in the silver in just a few weeks.

Jewelry Wipes

So what do you do when your sterling silver starts to dull? These jewelry wipes are great for quick touch-ups! You can find them near the jewelry counter at your local chain grocery store.


What Else Can You Do?

A few more tips to keep your sterling silver jewelry shiny and new:

1. Keep it in a plastic zipper bag or in a jewelry box.
2. Don't leave it exposed to humidity (such as in your bathroom.) (I may be guilty of this!)
3. WEAR IT! The friction of the jewelry on your skin and clothes will help clean it!

I hope these tips help you keep your jewelry shiny and clean so that you can wear it for many years!