Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling silver jewelry does not tarnish, but over time, it may become dark or tarnished, which is a normal occurrence. Why does it become dark or tarnished? 

Chemical Reaction: Silver is chemically active and easily oxidizes in the air, forming black silver oxide, silver sulfide, and silver hydride.

Personal Body Chemistry: Some individuals have body fluids with higher acidity or higher sulfur content, or they may be exposed to toxins due to high humidity. These factors can cause sterling silver jewelry to darken. Therefore, the occurrence of tarnishing may vary from person to person and is influenced by individual body chemistry.

Silver Jewelry Care

Keep Your Silver Jewelry Dry

Avoid wearing your jewelry while swimming and try to prevent exposure to seawater or hot springs. When not wearing your silver jewelry, store it in an airtight container, such as a velvet pouch or jewelry box, to keep it looking new.

Wear It Regularly

The natural oils from your body will give your silver jewelry a warm and natural shine. When you're not wearing it, store it in a sealed bag to prevent oxidation and tarnishing from air exposure.

Daily Cleaning

Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the silver jewelry, add some water, and gently rub until small white bubbles form. Rinse with clean water to restore its brightness.

Regular Maintenance

Frequently use a silver polishing cloth to wipe your jewelry. Silver polishing cloths contain silver care ingredients and should not be washed with water. This will help maintain the shine of your silver jewelry.

925 Sterling Silver with Gold Plating

The jewelry is made of 925 sterling silver with a vacuum gold plating, some using 14k gold, and others using 18k gold. The gold plating provides added protection against fading, oxidation, and enhances color retention.

Now, can these jewelry pieces come into contact with water? 

While water contact is not the main concern, the critical issue lies with substances like hand sanitizer, facial cleansers, soaps, body wash, sulfur, and other chemical agents. These chemicals can lead to the breakdown and corrosion of the gold plating on the surface. To protect and prevent wear and corrosion, it's advisable to avoid exposing the jewelry to such chemicals in your daily routine.