Caring for Silver Jewellery

Coinciding with the launch of the Malakeh Collection, here is some information about caring for your silver jewellery, put together for us by Puja Bhargava Kamath of Lai.

  1. Wear your jewellery as often as possible: jewellery tarnishes less when it is worn.
  2. The key to having silver jewellery look good for the longest time is not to wet it. If it does get wet, wipe with a soft dry cloth as soon as you can. Do not scrub or use detergent.
  3. Exposure to chemicals including perfumes is harmful, so best to spray perfume prior to putting on your jewellery. Chlorine and bromine in pools and hot tubs are particularly damaging to stones and metal so avoid wearing jewellery in the pool, tub or sauna.
  4. Store silver jewellery in re-sealable plastic pouches, zip-lock bags or soft cloth pouches. Each piece should be kept in an individual pouch to avoid scratches and early wearing-off of the gold plating.
  5. Keep your jewellery in a dark, cool place such as a drawer. Humid places such as bathrooms will cause the pieces to tarnish more quickly.
  6. Wipe off any tarnish with a commonly available polish such as Silvo but do use it sparingly and gently. Polishing gently with a jewellery polishing cloth or cleaning with any white fluoride containing toothpaste are two other ways to clean your silver.
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