Taking care of our belongings is a responsibility that we all have to take. Especially, if the materials that we bought are highly expensive and much valued. How we mind about the things that belongs to us is a very good example of being a responsible person. Jewelries are one of the luxuries that all of us own. They were either given to us by someone special or we might have bought pieces that we liked which cost us a valuable amount of money and not to mention, effort. For this reason alone, we have to always bear in mind that we have to make sure that these materials will never be left in the dust.
Sterling silver jewelries are now very much well known and appreciated by jewelry-lovers. With its class, radiance, and versatility, people have been truly astonished of sterling silver jewelries and are purchasing these items. Thus, we have to make sure that that these silver sterling jewelries should never lose their shine and beauty.
There are a number of doable and reliable ways on how to take good care of your favorite sterling silver jewelries.
First of all, you have to make sure that you wear your sterling silver jewelries often. The oils or the liquid that our skin produces will help clean and keep these jewelries shine.
Second, you should avoid direct contact with harmful chemicals. For instance, sweat, chlorinated water, household cleaners, or any other materials which might contain sulfur should be avoided. This will cause rust and discolor to your sterling silver jewelries. So, before you do any household chores or heavy activities which will cause you to sweat too much, make sure to remove your sterling silver jewelries to avoid any damage. Even lotions, perfumes, or any other products that we use in our body should be avoided, so you have got to make sure that you are done with your beauty regimes before you wear your much loved sterling silver jewelries.
Third, you should make sure that you properly keep in store your sterling silver jewelries! Put it in an airtight plastic bags with anti-tarnish strips (if you are able to buy any) for measures of prevention. Do not store multiple jewelries in one plastic bag so these precious items will not scratch each other. If you are not able to use any plastic bags, look for a place with low humidity. There are also other ways of storing such as putting a piece of chalk or an activated charcoal which you could put in a small container to avoid getting rust on your sterling silver jewelries.
Fourth, you have to make sure that you polish your sterling silver jewelries so that it would remain its brilliance and will still look new. Polish your sterling silver jewelries as when the tarnish is still not too harsh. You can use a cloth specially made for silver polishing, but if you do not have any, you can also use a soft, non-abrasive cloth as well. Use a long back and fourth motion that would mirror the grain of the silver when polishing it. Make sure that you will not use any rough materials as this might cause damage to your sterling silver jewelries.
If you cannot afford of sparing time and polishing your sterling silver jewelries, you could also seek professional care. The most important thing is that you are able to take good care of your much valued sterling silver jewelries.