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How to Care for your Sterling Silver

How to Care for your Sterling Silver

We often get questions about how to care for sterling silver, so we thought we would write a little information post to answer them! Here is some basic info and some tips to keep all your amazing silver pieces looking just that - amazing! 

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What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is an alloy metal that is made from mixing pure silver and another metal, commonly copper, nickel or zinc to create what we refer to as sterling silver. 

Will it tarnish?

Yes, all sterling silver will tarnish over time however a polishing cloth will brighten it up again.  

How do I slow tarnishing?

It is best practice to keep your sterling silver in cool, dark place, preferably in an air tight container or bag. Reducing the humidity and air to the item will greatly slow the natural oxidation process. 

Anti-tarnish sheets can be placed in with the piece to absorb chemicals in the air.

Silica packs can be used to absorb moisture to help slow the process. 

How do I clean the sterling silver?

A simple polishing cloth works well for routine maintenance however it can be difficult to get into grooves or links in chain. We use one like this found on Amazon.

Silver polishing solutions can be used on sterling silver, however we do not recommend them for our Roman Glass pieces as it may damage the glass. 

Using toothpaste and a soft bristled brush is a household method many use to clean sterling silver.

How do I clean the sterling silver on my Roman Glass piece?

A simple polishing cloth is best when cleaning around the glass.

We are always happy to maintain and polish any of our pieces for you!

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