How To Clean Sterling Silver Jewellery
Keep your Sterling Silver Jewellery sparkling with simple care and cleaning tips from Joma Jewellery.
Once you’ve found the perfect piece from our Sterling Silver Collection to add to your stack or gift to a very special recipient, it’s important to ensure it stays beautiful so that it can be worn and treasured forever.
Our new Sterling Silver Collection makes the perfect gift to celebrate those extra special moments. Sterling Silver is a high-quality, long-lasting choice of precious metal. Due to the purity of the metal, it can tarnish naturally over time when coming into contact with oxygen in the air and moisture. This can easily be resolved with a quick clean. Follow our easy step-by-step care guide - including useful day-to-day tips, cleaning advice and a selection of helpful FAQs - to keep your sterling silver pieces looking brand new.
● Day-to-day care
● How to Clean Sterling Silver Jewellery
There are lots of steps you can take every day to prevent your sterling silver jewellery from becoming tarnished over time. From wearing your pieces more frequently to storing them correctly, follow the tips below to keep your sterling silver jewellery shining and looking it's best.
01 WEAR YOUR STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY REGULARLY
One of the many wonderful things about sterling silver jewellery is that it benefits from being worn. A little bit of gentle buffing and friction combined with natural cleansing from the oils in your skin will reduce tarnishing and keep it shining. So, take this as your excuse to stack up your favourite sterling silver pieces and show them off every day!
02 KEEP IT DRY
We wouldn’t recommend getting your sterling silver jewellery wet regularly. If you think your pieces may have got wet, give them a good wipe with a clean soft microfibre cloth and make sure they’re completely dry before storing.
03 AVOID CONTACT WITH COSMETICS AND CHEMICALS
When wearing your sterling silver pieces daily, it can be easy for them to come into contact with all kinds of harmful products including cosmetics and perfumes as well as detergents and bleaches. When applying body products, it’s best to remove your jewellery and only put it back on once the product has fully soaked in. Similarly, when cleaning and handling household chemicals, it’s best to remove all of your sterling silver pieces entirely.
There’s nothing better than stepping outside in the summer and seeing your jewellery sparkle! Unfortunately, despite appearances, sterling silver and the sunshine are not a good match. While a little exposure won’t do much harm, repeat or prolonged exposure in hotter temperatures can increase the rate of tarnishing. One of the easiest ways to protect your sterling silver pieces is by storing them out of direct sunlight when they aren’t being worn.
04 STORE IT CAREFULLY
It’s also important that sterling silver pieces are stored separately from other materials, so they don’t rub and scratch each other, transfer colour, or get tangled. With this in mind, the best way to keep your precious sterling silver pieces looking their best is by keeping them in an airtight container or jewellery box out of direct sunlight. When on the go, Jewellery Rolls are a chic option for ensuring they stay scratch-free and untangled - because travelling in style is just as important!
HOW TO CLEAN
STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY
A gentle clean will bring your pieces back to their former glory in no time. Avoid using harsh chemicals, abrasive polishes and scrubbing pads as these could scratch your jewellery. Instead, it’s best to clean with a dry, lint-free cloth or a microfibre cloth. We do not recommend using an ultrasonic cleaner with any of our pieces of jewellery with crystals or stones.
When sterling silver comes into contact with natural moisture in the air or on the skin, it can cause a green or black discolouration. But don’t panic! Not only can tarnishing be prevented but it can also be easily removed.
IS STERLING SILVER HYPOALLERGENIC?
Yes! Sterling silver is a hypoallergenic metal, meaning all of our sterling silver jewellery is comfortable to wear all day long and ideal for those who experience allergic reactions to certain types of metals.
Ultimately, how frequently you clean your sterling silver jewellery depends on how often it is worn and how it is stored. Avoid over-cleaning as this can cause unnecessary damage and premature wear. Routine cleanings monthly or bi-monthly should suffice.
DOES STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY LAST WELL?
Sterling silver is a high-quality, long-lasting material, so if looked after properly and cleaned regularly, your sterling silver pieces can be worn and treasured for a lifetime. All of our Sterling Silver Jewellery pieces come with a 1-year warranty included. You can read more about warranty and returns here.
SHOP STERLING SILVER
Whether you’re marking your own milestone or looking for a sentimental gift for someone you love, our NEW Sterling Silver Collection features a stunning selection of matching bracelets and necklaces, all with engravable charms set with cubic zirconia and pretty pavé. It’s guaranteed to see your most meaningful memories and moments marked in the sweetest way.