For all jewelry, take care of them in order for them to stay fine for a long time. Both genuine silver and other metals, with or without plating, can be damaged by cosmetics, skin lotions, hair sprays and other chemical products. Always remove the jewelry before you shower or bathe. Do not wear your jewelry when you are sunbathing or while sleeping. Take off rings and bracelets when washing or doing other housework. Keep in mind that rings with stones are sensitive. The best way to store the jewelry when you are not using it is in a small plastic bag so it is not exposed to air or moisture that can oxidize or discolor the jewelry. If the jewelry has become matte or darkened, it is just to clean up with a silver cloth or cleaning polishe like Hagerty or similar from the speciality retail.
ECO FRIENDLY CLEANING TIPS 1. Vinegar, salt and flour. These versatile home staples can be combined to make a past to clean tarnished brass. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt into one-half cup of vinegar, and add flour until the mixture becomes a paste. Rub into the brass, leave for about 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and buff dry.
2. Lemon and salt. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle with coarse salt. Scrub all over the brass. Rinse well with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
3. Lemon and baking soda. Make a paste with lemon juice and baking soda and give your jewelry a scrubbing with a soft toothbrush. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
4. Aluminium foil and baking soda ONLY SILVER CLEANING. Line a flat bowl with aluminium foil, shiny side up. Spread the silveritems over the foil. Add a spoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt with hot boiling water and then pour the mixture over the bowl. wait and see the process! Avoid this method on jewelry with stones.