All precious metals will tarnish over time. Sterling sliver will tarnish rapidly, especially when exposed to salt air
and products containing sulfur, such as rubber bands. Lotions and even your own body chemistry can also accelerate tarnishing.
- To slow down the tarnishing process put jewelry on after applying perfume, lotions, hair products, etc.
- Store silver jewelry in an anti-tarnish bag or place anti-tarnish strips in your jewelry box to delay the build up of tarnish.
- A mild cleaning agent such as Mish's Silver Polish used as directed will restore the shine on silver
without marring the surface.
- Mild soap and water and gentle buffing with a soft cloth will restore the shine on gold and can be used on most gemstones without damage to the stones.