925 sterling silver is a material that we love, which is why it deserves to be treated with all the love possible. Luckily, there are many tips you can follow to preserve your silver jewelry over time.
Polished silver jewelery has a unique shine, although over time it is normal for it to darken due to the nature of the material. The process of changing the color of silver is a chemical reaction of the material itself, because when a jewel loses its shine it is because a thin layer of corrosion forms, creating a darker color on the metal.
The first step to avoid this process is to store your jewelry out of environments that are too humid or dry, a simple “tip” that will help you keep it in its original luster without having to clean it continuously. When the passage of time captures our silver pieces, we will need to clean them with the appropriate products and techniques. That does not mean that we have to spend a lot of money or time, there are simple methods to make them shine like new. Here we present some:
Silver polishing cloth:
If the jewel does not show too much aging, you simply use it to clean it periodically with a special cloth for silver. The good news? Any product purchased at PDPAOLA has one of them that you can use in any of your jewelry.
Another often used method. It is very important to use a non-gel toothpaste that is not abrasive or whitening, as these products are not appropriate for silver jewelry. Put a small amount on a clean chamois and, using circular motions, gently rub the piece to polish and remove tarnish. Leave the toothpaste on the silver jewel for five minutes. After that time, rinse it with water and make sure to dry it well afterwards.
Mix two parts of baking soda with one part of water. Gently rub the dough on the silver jewel. Finally, rinse and dry the piece with a soft chamois or microfiber towel. Thanks to the chemical reaction of the two products, the tarnish will be removed quickly.
We hope that these simple tips will help you in the daily care of your pieces! We teach you to read the article "How to take care of your jewelry" in this magazine, where you can also find tips on how to take care of your treasures.