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Cleaning & Caring for Sterling Silver Jewellery

Cleaning & Caring for Sterling Silver Jewellery.

If you haven't already, we recommend you read our last blog post; The 'Green Finger Myth'. This helps explain why Sterling Silver rings can make your finger green.

It is important to note that all jewellery made from Sterling Silver will tarnish to some degree. It is not a manufacturing fault. The next thing you will need to know is what to do if your finger (or ring) does turn green. But first, to help avoid the speed at which tarnishing happens, keep reading for some helpful care tips...

How do I avoid my Sterling Silver rings from tarnishing so quickly and often?

1. AVOID WATER.
When we say water, we basically mean any liquid. These include chemicals like bleach, chlorine in swimming pools and salt water (like the sea!). Hairspray, perfume, moisturisers and cosmetics are all liquids that should be kept away from your Sterling Silver rings.

2. CLEAN OFTEN
We recommend using a polishing cloth regularly to prevent the natural process of tarnishing. If your ring does not contain a gemstone(s), clean your ring using warm soapy water and a soft brush. If your ring does contain a gemstone(s), avoid covering your ring in water and just use a small soft brush with soapy water. We do not recommend the use of silver polish and silver dip as it can destroy any delicate oxidised details of your ring.

3. TAKE OFF AT BEDTIME
This is because we all sweat. Make it a habit to take off all your rings before bed! We also recommend taking your rings off when exercising for the same reasons.

4. STORAGE
Never store your jewellery in the  humidity of your bathroom.  Jewellery should be stored away from natural sunlight and heat. Your ring should be stored in the plastic zip lock bag it was supplied in.


My finger has gone green, what should I do?

Take off your ring and refer to point 2 above. Next, you'll need to run yourself a little finger bath. Warm soapy water and a soft scrubbing brush should do the trick! If it still won't budge, try the below...

1. WATERPROOF EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

2. ALCOHOL CLEANSING WIPES

If you have any queries at all, please don't hesitate to contact our care team at care@regalrose.co.uk or send us a message here.

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