If you missed the first post in our Guides series, shame on you. However , we’re willing to forgive and allow you to go and read it now because we’re not ones to hold grudges here at Robert Gatward; check out ‘How to Wear Summer Jewellery’! Once you’ve done that, prepare yourself for the second of our Guides, this time covering, of course, how to clean your silver jewellery. The problem many of us encounter with good quality jewellery is that we’re not sure how to look after it. Common sense tells us that whilst a good scrub might do the job on paper, the delicate and intricate nature of such specialist metal might not allow for this type of cleaning, and common sense is right.
As it happens, mere exposure to air can affect pieces of silver jewellery detrimentally, causing them to lose their shine in some, specific conditions. Now, we’re not suggesting you lock your jewellery away in a sealed, impermeable box and never think of opening it again, of course, however storing them in a cool, dry and air tight place when not in use will certainly help restore that shine. The tarnishing process will decrease in speed significantly if you can stick to this routine often.
Similarly, make sure when swimming or if you’re doing any particularly dirty work, you remove the jewellery beforehand. It’s a simple trick but will help stop that overall shine diminishing.
Clean, Sheen and Shine
When it comes to actually cleaning the jewellery, a special, professional jewellery polishing cloth is required. These cloths are treated with a particular range of chemicals that allow a gentle rub in a consistent motion and direction, will afford you a beautiful shine in no time. Whilst the cloth can sometimes be expensive, they last a long time due to the chemical treatment and will ensure your silver and its stones shine incomparably.
And that’s all there is to it! An easy way to keep all your silver jewellery looking like new. Here at Robert Gatward, we have a wide range of silver jewellery you’ll want to treasure and look after for many years to come. Browse our range online, give us a call, or better yet pop into a store and speak to a friendly member of our team today!