Jewelry care for Silver Jewelry starts with protecting your pieces from things that will harm. You should protect your jewelry from scratching, chemicals, extreme temperatures, swimming pools and intense sunlight.
You can clean jewelry regularly with warm soapy water. Rinse the piece well, pat dry with a soft cloth and polish gently with a jewelry polishing cloth. Making sure your piece is dry, you can store your pieces in zip-lock bags. There are even some zip-lock bags now with tarnish resistant properties.
Silver Jewelry presents special problems at times. Weather, especially high humidity, can make pieces tarnish quicker. (Working or visiting in Beauty Salons can too)
Ring by Ring Designs uses Argentium Silver in many pieces. All the chain maille pieces made by the designers of Ring by Ring Designs are tumbled for several hours to make each piece shine brilliantly. Then washing with soapy water if the piece gets sticky or with just general wearing usually will keep your piece shining nicely for a long time. Remember to store properly. See more information on Argentium Silver here.
Jewelry by nature is delicate and needs to be cared for with that in mind. When not wearing your Chain Maille jewelry, it is recommended storing pieces individually in a sealed bag so they don’t scratch or tangle. Close your necklaces and store with the chain hanging out of the bag a bit to avoid tangling. Do not wear your jewelry while showering, swimming, boating, applying perfume, engaging in sports or working out as moisture can affect the integrity of the silver. To clean your jewelry, we recommend wiping them with a non-abrasive dry cloth to remove dirt and tarnish.