Maintaining Sterling Silver Jewelry


One of the biggest questions in taking care of sterling silver jewelry is whether these items will tarnish over time.


Sterling silver jewelry can oxidize, which creates a tarnished effect, but it depends somewhat on the environment and care. It's often recommended that the owners wear the pieces of jewelry regularly, although avoiding cleaning products and caustic chemicals is a must. Storing sterling silver jewelry in the correct way can also minimize any tarnishing. For example, an air-sealed Ziploc bag can prevent sterling silver jewelry from fading into a tarnished state over time.

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