Looking after your silver jewellery
  • purpleenchantments
  • November 12, 2017
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Left in light and air, sterling silver tarnishes. That is to say it reacts with sulphides in the air and oxidizes. You see this as a dull film over the surface of your jewellery. Additionally the chemicals in soaps, perfumes, personal products and perspiration all have a further effect on precious metals. Salt water and…

Cleaning your silver jewellery
  • purpleenchantments
  • November 12, 2017
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If left exposed to light and air, sterling silver and silver plate will become naturally ‘dirty’ or tarnished. Tarnishing is a natural oxidation process between the alloys in sterling silver and sulfides in the air. Pure silver and pure gold do not tarnish but are too soft to be used for most jewellery. Sterling silver…