How to clean Silver Jewellery

Silver jewellery is made from sterling silver - 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper.

Silver is a very soft metal and 100% pure silver is not suitable for jewellery because it is too soft and would easily bend and go out of shape.

All our silver jewellery is made from quality sterling silver and is independantly tested and hallmarked. Please see our hallmarking information page for more information.

To keep your silver jewellery looking like new it will require regular cleaning. Silver tarnishes with use and exposure to the elements.

How to clean plain silver jewellery

To clean plain silver jewellery we recommend using a soft cloth and warm water with a mild detergent (washing up liquid).

Rinse jewellery in water after cleaning and dry with a soft cloth.

Polish with a silver polishing cloth after drying the jewellery to restore the shine and prevent the jewellery from tarnishing in the future.

We do not recommend the use of silver dips.

Cleaning gem set silver jewellery

Follow instructions above as for plain silver jewellery.

To restore the sparkle back to gem stones use a soft toothbrush and clean the back of stones where dirt can accumulate. This will allow the light to pass through the stones restoring the sparkle.

Gem stones such as Opal, Coral, Pearls or Turquoise should not be immersed in water. These gem stones are soft and porous and can be easily scratched. Simply use a soft damp cloth to clean the stones.

Mother of Pearl and shell should never be immersed in water because adhesive is used to fix the MOP/shell to the silver. Simply clean with the silver polishing cloth only.

Cleaning Rhodium plated sterling silver jewellery

Rhodium is a highly reflective precious metal (more valuable than gold and platinum) used to plate white gold jewellery and silver. It is very hard wearing metal and does not tarnish.

To clean Rhodium plated silver jewellery simply wipe with a soft damp cloth. Do not use a silver polishing cloth. Do not use a jewellery dip.

Cleaning Gun Metal Finish, Satin Finish or Oxidised Finish jewellery

Use an eraser to gently remove any tarnish. Do not use a silver polishing cloth. Do not use a jewellery dip.

General jewellery care tips

Avoid contact with chemicals, perfume, hairspray and deodorant when wearing your jewellery.

When not being worn store jewellery in the boxes provided. Remove jewellery when bathing, working and playing sports.

If you look after your jewellery it will last a lifetime and keep looking like new!

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