a variety of medications, chemicals, and cosmetic products if they come into
contact with silver;
silver blackens in contact with onions, eggs, salt, rubber, and household gas
The main cause for silver blackening is the reaction of silver with sulfur,
sulfur compounds, and iodine. This sulfur and iodine is a component of above-mentioned
air, sweat, medications, chemicals, cosmetic and food products. Exactly,
for this reason, it is necessary to follow jewelry wearing, care, and storage instructions in order to silver articles longer maintain their original appearance.
Do not wear jewelry, when you
tide up rooms, wash dishes or do other household chores;
wash your hands;
have sports activities;
take a shower or bath;
visit the solarium, sauna, and baths;
sunbathing or swimming;
apply hand creams, ointments, and other skincare products;
apply cosmetics (hair spray, perfume, etc.);
go to sleep, and when the jewelry can be damaged mechanically, thermally
Sterling silver care
In order to silver articles longer maintain their original appearance, they in
evenings after removing them should be wiped with a soft chamois or flannel cloth.
Time by time they can be domestically cleaned with a warm soapy water solution
with an aqueous ammonia solution (smelling salt):
add 6 drops of smelling salt to 200ml (1 glass) of water, then rinse under
running water and wiping soft chamois or flannel cloth.
Attention must be given to the existence of iodine or sulfur compounds in soap. The
best are ordinary laundry soap since they do not have any additives.
When removed, jewelry is recommended to be stored in small plastic bags which
are possible to close or in special jewelry boxes.
In order to avoid mechanical damages and scratches, one may not
to wear closely several pieces of jewelry;
to wear rugged jewelry together with knitted jumper;
to clean with toothpaste or other abrasive means or materials.
If the jewelry has embedded precious or semi-precious stones, one must
not expose them to the extreme changes in temperature because stones can
change their color;
avoid to expose them to direct sunbeams and store them in closed boxes
intended for storage of jewelry, since most of the stones embedded in jewelry change their shade as a result of the impact of light.