How to Care for Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling silver is durable and meant for daily wear. As you wear your jewelry, it will naturally pick up slight scratches, abrasions or other signs of wear; this contributes to the patina and beauty of the piece - the longer you wear your jewelry, the more beautiful it becomes.

Silver reacts to pollutants in the air, which cause it to tarnish (this is not harmful to the metal). Daily or regular wear of jewelry keeps it bright and light. If you don't wear pieces every day, to prevent tarnishing, keep your jewelry in a closed box or drawer, wrapped in tarnish-resistant silver cloth, or in a closed jewelry pouch.

Clean your silver with paste or cream silver polish and a soft cloth according to your favorite product's directions.