Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Looking after your Silver Jewellery

We really enjoy making jewellery for our customers and we thought it might be useful to produce some general advice about how to keep your silver jewellery in tip-top condition.

At Beautiful Nice all of our jewellery is made from 99.9% fine silver, meaning that it is not mixed with an alloy of other metals like sterling silver (which is 92.5% silver). 

Although hardwearing, silver is a relatively soft metal and will mark, scratch and dent if it comes into contact with other hard surfaces.  Silver will also naturally tarnish over time. 

There are a number of things that will accelerate the aging process of silver, these include some everyday items like; soap, perfume, cleaning products and contact with copper.

In order to reduce the aging and wear of your silver we have a couple of top tips for you:
  • when you aren’t wearing your jewellery, we recommend you store it on a piece of aluminium foil
  • make your jewellery the last thing you put on in the morning and the first thing you take off at night

We also recommend that you remove your jewellery before:
·         going to bed
·         showering
·         undertaking any cleaning activities
·         applying or removing make up
·         going swimming

Some people can react with silver and it is believed that an acidic skin or a diet high in meat can accelerate the tarnishing of silver. 

If your jewellery does begin to tarnish then giving it a good polish with a silver cloth will help to keep it in its original condition.  We don’t recommend using any type of cleaning dip as this will strip your jewellery and remove any antiquing that has been applied, for example, finger/hand/footprint definition or the blackening of any engraving.

We want you to enjoy your piece of jewellery for years to come, so if for any reason a silver cloth doesn’t remove the tarnish then we will be more than happy to professional polish any items, purchased from us, free of charge (as long as you cover the associated postage and packing charges).


Beautiful Nice xx


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