Silver Jewelry product care
Silver jewelry care, tarnish care, product care
- Place one piece of silver jewelry into the plastic bag and then close it halfway.
- Squeeze the bag so that whatever air remaining in it is released. Seal the remainder of the bag off completely.
- Specialized bags from jewelry stores are also amazing alternative containers to prevent tarnish and keep silver clean.
*There’s one major myth about jewelry that turns your fingers green-- and we want to put it to rest. Just because your fingers turn green while wearing a silver ring, does not mean that the ring is fake silver or low quality.
The real reason behind the development of a green tint on your skin lies in a ring’s metal composition.
Use Clear Nail Polish: one simple and practical method to avoid green fingers is to coat the inside of your sterling silver rings with clear nail polish. Here’s how:
- Paint the inside of your rings with clear nail polish. You can apply nail polish to any part of the ring that touches your finger.
- Leave your painted ring on a flat surface to dry for at least 20 minutes, or until the nail polish is completely dry.
- Wear your ring!
- Apply the clear nail polish as needed.
WHAT TO DO WHEN MY FINGERS TURN GREEN
If your fingers have already been colored green by your sterling silver rings, there are a few simple ways you can remove the stains. Try one of the following methods.
- Eye Makeup Remover & Rubbing Alcohol: If you have sterling silver rings, it’s a good idea to keep some waterproof eye makeup remover, or rubbing alcohol, on hand just in case you need to remove green stains.
- Put your liquid of choice on a cotton ball and rub the area gently.
- Remember to rub in the webbing of your fingers, as the green coloring often concentrates in the nooks and crannies.
- Wash your hands promptly after to avoid drying, especially when using rubbing alcohol.
- Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover: For more drastic, dark green stains, nail polish remover may be necessary.
- Wipe the area with the cotton ball gently but firmly to remove the stain.
- If your skin is irritated or you have open wounds, do not do anything on open skin.
* Silver plated jewelry,
Avoid immersing this item into water. Gold, silver or rhodium plating means applying a layer of precious metal over base metal. The elements of this necklace have been plated with EDT coating technique, which insures high quality of coating. However, plated items are not lifetime purchase, since the layer of precious metal will eventually rub away on some parts of the chain and findings.*Take jewelry off before you shower, swim, or get into a hot tub. All those things contain elements that lead to tarnish on silver jewelry. The chlorine, humidity, and/or moisture should be avoided at all cost since it acts as a demise for the shine and luster of silver jewelry pieces.
*Cleaning Your Silver with Toothpaste
Squeeze a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto your finger. Any toothpaste can work, but it is recommended to use toothpaste used for tartar control. The extra hydrated silica in those brands help remove tarnish more easily. Scrub the toothpaste all over the silver piece. A cotton cloth or paper towel can also be used to help massage toothpaste onto silver jewelry surfaces. The tarnish should come off instantly. Rinse the toothpaste off of the silver. Use warm water to get rid of the toothpaste. If you notice that some tarnish still remains, squeeze more toothpaste onto the silver and give it another rinse. Once it is cleaned to your liking, pat the piece dry.