Caring for Silver Jewelry
Silver is tarnished by sulfur containing elements such as wool, felt, food (onions, eggs, and mayonnaise), fossil fuels, rubber bands, latex gloves, carpet padding, and certain paints. Tarnish can be accelerated in a humid environment. Salts, from foods, bodily oils, or natural elements (the ocean air) are corrosive elements and therefore a danger to silver. The effects of salts, if not quickly removed, can permanently damage fine silver.
Tarnish is easily removed when first noticed. If used and polished often, silver will tarnish infrequently. Tarnish that is allowed to sit over time, however, becomes difficult to remove.
Flag Lady Gifts recommends these methods for caring for your silver jewelry.
Hagerty Jewelry Polishing Cloths and Disposable Wipes are the most convenient method for removing the build up of tarnish, dirt, and oils or the effects of oxidation without the mess of water and other liquids. Simply buff dirt away with these specially treated cloths.
Hagerty Silver Clean is the most effective liquid formula for bathing dirty, tarnished jewelry. Simply soak your silver jewelry in this cleaner to remove caked on film.