Even though, a Collectors Item is a long lasting piece and is meant to be worn, every precious metal will tarnish over time. The texture and color of your item may eventually change its look, depending on the acidity of your skin or atmospheric conditions… But hey, imperfections are marks of authenticity. And that is real beauty!
But in order to preserve the golden color the longest and to keep your silver jewelry shining bright, we recommend to implement the following routines in your everyday life
1. Polish off small blemishes from time to time
Who doesn’t love a good old 2-in-1 deal? We sure do!
That is why we have doubled the purpose of the accompanied travel pouch that you receive with your jewelry. Oh yes! She can also be used as a polishing cloth. Perfect deal, right!
We recommend to polish off fingerprints and other small blemishes from time to time with your new polishing cloth/travel pouch to keep your jewelry shining.
2. Take off your jewelry when...
You wash hands, shower, work out, clean etc. Basically, whenever you are in contact with water or chemicals. We recommend to apply beauty products such as lotions, perfumes, hairspray and other cosmetics before putting on your jewelry.
Additionally, it’s a good idea to remove your jewelry before going to bed. Lets be real, its kind of enjoying to sleep with jewelry as chains get tangled, and you don’t know what weird twitches you make in your sleep that might cause your jewelry to get scratches or damaged. Plus, there is no reason for exposing your jewelry to more moisture and acid from your skin than necessary.
3. How to store your jewelry
This jewelry storage tip is often overlooked – very unfortunate. Your jewelry is asking to get scratches if you toss them in a drawer or pile them up on top of each other. Instead store them individually in the accompanied travel pouch or in a jewelry box to avoid both tangling, scratches and oxidation.
Fun fact: Oxidation is a natural process that happens when jewelry comes in contact with the moisture and acid of your skin, or sulfur as well as oxygen in the air. It appears as the discoloration or blackening on your jewelry. See tip 5 to find out how to fix this.
4. Where not to keep your jewelry
Avoid keeping your jewelry in bathrooms or other humid areas, as that extra moisture will cause metals to tarnish more quickly.
5. How to fix oxidation
Oxidation is hard to avoid. No matter what, your jewelry will get exposed to moisture and acid, whereby oxidation will appear. Follow all the previously mentioned tips and chances are that the process will be delayed. When the inevitable happens, it's a good idea to invest in a professional jewelry cleanser, which costs no more than $13.
Voíla. As good as new.