Jewelry care recommendations
- Store your silver jewelry properly (in an anti-tarnish box, wrapped in soft cloths) to avoid tarnishing and scratching.
- Cleaning silver jewelry is best done with a professional jewelry cleaning product. Thoroughly dry your silver jewelry after exposure to water.
- Remove silver jewelry before showering, doing dishes, exercising, or engaging in other activities where it will be exposed to moisture for long periods of time.
- Don’t store silver jewelry with wood, rubber, or newspaper, as these items can lead to faster tarnishing.
- Don’t use detergents with chloride to clean your silver jewelry.
- Don’t use a “metal polishing” product on your silver jewelry. Do use silver polishing products instead.
- Don’t wash silver jewelry pieces in the dishwasher.
- Don’t leave silver jewelry lying in direct sunlight (unless you’re wearing them).
- Do use a soft-bristle toothbrush and up-and-down motions to clean silver jewelry.
- Don’t use undiluted bleach, ammonia, or acetone to clean silver. Do ask a jewelry expert before using any of those substances diluted on your particular silver piece.
- Remove silver jewelry before swimming, especially in a chlorinated pool.
- Don’t use steel wool to clean your silver jewelry (no matter how tarnished it is!).
- Store away from other metals, wrapped in a soft cloth.
GOLD-PLATED AND GOLD
Clean gold jewelry regularly using soapy, lukewarm water or by bringing it to a local jeweler. When exposed to dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup, gold can lose its luster. Keep gold jewelry away from chemicals, especially chlorine. Store away from other metals, wrapped in a soft cloth.