WHAT IS SILVER 925?
Also called sterling silver, it's a precious metal communly used in jewellery. It's made of 92,5% of pure silver and 7,5% of other metal, most often copper. This alloy makes silver stronger, which helps working it.
HELP, MY JEWELRY BLACKENS!
Silver is a metal that reacts a lot to water, air, sweat from some skins, perfumes... There's no need to panick is your piece of jewelry darkens little by little, as it's only proof that it's authentic.
The good news with sterling silver is that once it's cleaned, the original aspect is easy to find back.
To prevent tarnishing, put your jewelry after your perfume to prevent it from sticking to your silver.
Don't be afraid to wear your silver: friction slows down tarnishing so the more you wear it, the more it'll shine!
HOW TO CLEAN MY SILVER JEWELRY
First of all, avoid contact with chlorine (bleach etc).
To clean up your jewelry, there are many ways.
- NATURAL FIXES
Mix a paste of three parts baking soda (or toothpaste) to one part water. Wet the silver and apply the cleaner with a soft, lint-free cloth (not paper towels, which can scratch). Work the paste into the crevices, turning the cloth as it gets gray. Rinse and buff dry.
- SILVER POLISH
Follow the instructions. The product will clean your jewelry very quickly and efficiently. It also prevents the tarnish from coming back.