It is very important that you make sure that all your sterling silver jewelry is in good shape at all times. In this way, you make it last for as long as you want to. However, maintaining it in good quality is quite hard for there are certain things that one must do in order to achieve the quality one wants in a jewelry.
One of the ways that you can do in order to maintain the quality of your sterling silver jewelries is to keep it away from toiletries such as hairsprays, perfumes, makeup, lotions, and many more. This is because when you use these toiletries with your jewelries on, it will leave a residue in your jewelries that is hard to remove or wipe off. This is the most common cause of tarnishing on sterling silver jewelries. With this, it is better to not put your jewelries first until you are done using it and then remove it immediately once you got home or before you take a bath. When putting a lotion, make sure that you remove your silver ring and silver bracelet first so as to avoid it from being tarnished. By doing this, you can ensure that your sterling silver jewelries will be as good as new for a long period of time.
When it comes to doing household chores, make sure that you also remove your jewelries before doing your task. It is because when doing these tasks, your fine jewelries can get scratch or be damaged by chemicals that you use in cleaning the house. Using chlorine bleach while doing the laundry can also damage your precious sterling silver jewelry for it can cause tarnishing and weakening of the jeweler’s cement. Other household chores like gardening or landscaping can also damage your silver jewelries so be sure that you wear gloves before doing it. However, to be safe, just remove your jewelries instead before doing this task to protect it from getting damaged.
Be sure that you store all your sterling silver jewelries properly and carefully. You can either use a jewelry box with divisions so that you can sort your jewelries, or you can also use a plastic container as its storage. However, make sure that the storage is airtight for air and humidity can also damage your precious piece of jewelry. Always clean it all the time to maintain it shine.