In order to keep your jewelry looking its best please follow these instructions:
-Clean your silver jewelry with a cleaning cloth- using these cloths to clean silver once a week or so will keep sterling silver jewelry shining brightly. It should remove all dark stains and oxidization, however, if the piece of jewelry has an intentional dark definitions- using this cloth may remove it as well, use the cleaning cloth carefully.
-Store your silver jewelry in a box or in a zip lock plastic bag. Make sure you don’t store multiple jewelry pieces in the same bag: silver is a soft metal, so the individual pieces can scratch each other.
-Avoid any contact of silver with perfume, lotions and chemicals.
-Taking a shower with your silver jewelry is allowed, water and soap will help keeping the silver clean.
-Remove your jewelry before entering the sea or a swimming pool, the chlorine and the salt can damage the silver.
-If your silver piece was oxidized once, please note that oxidation is only on the surface layer of the silver and will wear away and become lighter with time and continuous wear.
Oxidation can be renewed using liver of sulfur solution at local jeweler or at home, please follow manufacturer's instructions.
You are welcome to send me your jewelry for renewing the oxidation as well.