Why Buy 925 Sterling Silver Save the Ocean Jewelry
Caring for Your Sterling Silver
About Sterling Silver
Does Silver Blacken or Tarnish and Why ?
Beautiful and durable, your Sterling Silver jewelry will tarnish with time. This is common and is not permanent. Tarnish is a natural process that occurs when slight impurities and the hardening metals making up 925 Sterling Silver react to oxygen meaning the air.
The lower the purity of the silver the faster it will tarnish. Meaning non 925 Sterling Silver will blacken or tarnish more often.
925 Sterling Silver is popular due to its strength and luster, sterling silver is very durable.The number 925 Sterling is used to indicate that a metal is sterling silver, however not pure as pure silver is much to soft for jewelry. Therefore 925 is the most pure fine Jewelry grade Silver.
The stamp on Silver Jewelry proves that the metal is 92.5 percent pure silver alloy. It also tells you that 7.5 percent of copper (or other metals) are added to to maintain strength
925 Sterling Silver DO and DO NOT
You should not leave sterling silver jewelry sitting in the bathroom or places where it has exposure to moisture or humidity such as from a shower. It is best
DO NOT wear Sterling Silver while swimming , showering, or hot tubs.
DO NOT have contact with salty solution or chemicals.it is very important to keep jewelry away from salt water or household cleaning products such as NOT doing dishes when wearing a Sterling Silver Ring, or wear rubber gloves.
Although water will not damage your Sterling Silver its most likely it will tarnish.
DO NOT store your jewelry in plastic bags or wrap pieces in plastic wrap. Plastic breaks down over time and will fuse to metal, making it difficult to remove.
Good quality silver polishing cloths are designed with chemicals which remove tarnish and are soft enough to not scratch the metal. You can use these cloths until they are black then replace them. These are disposable and washing removes their cleaning attributes.
DO An eco-friendly cleaning method to remove tarnish
Cut a small piece of aluminium foil which covers the bottom of a small bowl. Pour 1 cup of hot water into the bowl and mix in the following:
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon mid (dove preferred) dish washing detergent
Put the items to be cleaned into the bowl so they sit on top of the foil and are covered by the solution.
After 5 to 10 minutes rinse your jewelry in cold water and dry it with a soft cotton cloth. Dispose of the solution if required repeat again.
IN SUMMARY YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR AND THE NOMINAL COST DIFFERENCE FOR A 925 STERLING SILVER PIECE IS WELL WORTH IT.
Now Enjoy your amazing quality 925 Sterling Silver Save the Ocean Jewelry.