How to Clean Silver Jewelry

A lot of people wonder the best way to clean their silver jewelry. Our experienced GIA Certified Jeweler Nick shares shares some “jewels of wisdom” on the subject.

Cleaning your Silver Jewelry

Sterling silver tarnishes in the presence of common everyday items that contain sulfur, such as leather, rubber, chlorine, and perspiration. Other elements to be mindful of are air pollutants and salt water. Because these substances cannot be completely avoided, it is recommended that sterling silver be routinely wiped down with the white side of a polishing cloth.

To remove heavier tarnish, wash your silver jewelry with warm water and mild soap. Never use anything but a clean, nub-free cotton or flannel cloth. Silver cleaner that is available at Contempo Jewelers is also highly recommended. look. If more thorough cleaning is required, we are happy to clean your pieces to restore them to a like-new condition. We recommend having your jewelry professionally cleaned once a year.

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