The sterling silver craze has caught the attention of many women. From necklaces, bracelets to rings, all have fallen in love with these intricate pieces. These pieces have been one of the most popular jewellery to date given its brilliance, lustre, and versatility.
While these are beautiful pieces to adorn our outfits with, it comes with proper care to keep these beauts gorgeous and shiny.
If you have sterling silver rings and other pieces that are looking a little lifeless, fret no more. We will share some tips and hacks to make those sterling pieces shine once more.
There are a number of great and effective ways to bring back the sparkle in your favourite statement pieces that would not hurt your pockets.
Debunking the Myths
There’s always that common misconception on almost everything, including sterling silver. Before we begin to discuss the ways of maintaining the lustre of these sterling rings, learn the facts of our favourite pieces of jewellery.
Not Pure Silver
Sterling silver is not 100% made up of silver. It is 92.5% of silver, this composition allows the compound to be malleable to create intricate designs for your bracelets and rings.
If you’re a little too meticulous about your pieces and you would want to keep them neat and shiny day in, day out, always make sure to be familiar with the chemicals you use as excessive cleaning is also harmful to your pieces of sterling silver jewellery.
Silver naturally tarnishes
Tarnish is nothing to fear about as it naturally happens to silver items. Once exposed to air, the 7.5 other components of the sterling silver react to the air causing the build-up of tarnish. While tarnish is never a pleasing sight, proper handling and care of your sterling silver jewellery makes your piece stand out from the rest.
The Silver Shine
Whether you’ve always loved jewellery or you’re only keeping up with the latest trends, it’s good to know how to keep that silver shine bright. You are in luck because below is a list of 7 tips to maintain that beautiful lustre.
1. Polish Regularly
THIS. Believe us when we say you have to polish your sterling rings. Women’s sterling rings are ones to tarnish easily especially that women put lotion and hand creams that help hasten the oxidation.
To polish your rings, choose a special silver cloth or any nonabrasive cloth. Avoid using rough-textured materials such as paper towels since they can leave scratches to your sterling silver jewellery.
2. Check Your Stones
Have you ever noticed that some gemstones like topaz, aquamarine, or ruby are not properly set on a piece of jewellery? If you’ve noticed that your gemstone is not set but glued into your ring, be careful in cleaning your jewellery. Even DIY solutions can damage your items, so it’s best to have an expert look into your item.
3. Avoid Exposure to Wet and Damp Areas
A happy silver is a dry silver. Remember to remove and keep your sterling silver rings when you want to go take a swim in pools and hot springs as they contain chemical compounds that accelerate the production of tarnish.
4. Storage Is King
Keeping things in order, especially valuable jewellery should always be a top priority. Don’t just simply put your sterling rings on your nightstand or on an open jewellery chest, keep them in an airtight bag with non-tarnish properties.
5. “Brush” Your Silver
How do you keep your teeth white and sparkly? You brush them. Same with silver rings, bracelets and necklaces. You can use a little toothpaste and rub or brush the item for it to stay clean and sparkly.
6. Know Your Cleaning Agents
Commercial cleaning agents and solutions have intense and concentrated properties that will surely affect your jewellery. It’s best if you use homemade cleaning solutions like baking soda, vinegar and oil to clean your pieces than those commercially harsh cleaning agents.
7. Ask the experts
Nothing beats an expert opinion. It’s good to make alternatives to get that tarnish on your silver pieces. But at the end of the day, seeking professional advice is better than going to shady commercial cleaners who think they know what is best for your sterling silver jewellery.
Taking your beloved jewellery to a professional cleaner adds value to your jewellery. You can ask for advice and tips from professional cleaners to maintain your sterling rings’ shine.
Tarnish? Not a chance
At Mali Silver, we know the value of your prized pieces. Say goodbye to tarnish and follow our simple tips and tricks to keep your rings shiny and sparkly.
Need to add a little sparkle? Don’t think twice and choose MaLi Siver.
At MaLi Silver, we are proud of our women’s sterling ring collection. Aside from that, we have other brands under our name to showcase exceptional and modern jewellery, sourced and imported from different countries around the globe, including France, Thailand, Israel, Mexico, and India.
Come and visit our store in Townsville to experience our personal touch of glamour. Contact us today at +61 402 313 370.