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Keeping silver bright and shiny

As with most precious metals, in time silver will oxidize. Properly maintained silver actually improves with age. It develops a lush patina when treated well.

  1. Simply clean with a mild soap and water solution. Pat dry with a soft cloth. If dirt is more stubborn a silver cleaner is appropriate. But don’t rub silver with anything other than a polishing cloth or fine piece of felt. Tissue paper or paper towels will cause scratches.
  2. Like other jewellery, avoid wearing silver in chlorinated water as this will discolour it.
  3. Store your silver jewellery in a cool, dry, dark place. A tarnish preventative bag is a good idea, or wrapped individually in a soft piece of felt or cloth.
  4. As air and light cause silver to tarnish, the less of them the better when stored.

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