Taking care of your 925 Sterling Silver the natural way
All our Sterling Silver pieces come packaged in a airtight satchel to prevent tarnishing caused by moisture. Sterling silver reacts with moisture to create a layer of tarnish or oxidation on its surface. In the case of your silver tarnishing we recommend using baking soda activated by boiling water in the presence of aluminium to dislodge the tarnish and leave your sterling silver piece clean and shiny again.
- Pour enough boiling water to immerse the jewellery.Add a tablespoon of baking soda and a sheet of aluminium foil. Bubbling should occur, giving off a rotten-egg odor (the sulphuric gases released by the cleaning action).
- Move the pieces around gently with a wood or plastic utensil to ensure that all of the silver surfaces come in contact with the aluminium.You will notice that the silver has become bright again.
- Rinse the jewellery under tap water.To ensure that you don't lose small pieces like earrings and pendants, put a sieve over the drain to catch whatever may slip off your fingers.
- Wipe the pieces gently with an absorbent towel and polish with a soft cloth.