Jewellery made from silver is a popular choice for a lot of people, as it is much more affordable than other precious metals such as Gold or Platinum. You can find exquisitely ornate pieces of jewellery made from silver, and as it is so much cheaper than other metals, there is usually a lot more variety of choice available. But silver can tarnish and become dull quickly, so you will need to take good care of your jewellery.
Treat your Jewellery with Care
Everyday wear and tear can have a big effect on all types of jewellery, not only silver. You will want to be careful in which environment you are going to be wearing your silver jewellery. If you are doing household chores or anything else that uses bleach or other detergents, you will want to be careful not to get any on your jewellery as they could tarnish.
The best thing to do is to take them off and put them to one side if you need to do some cleaning, or exercising, going for a swim or taking a bath or a shower. Over time, most types of jewellery will tarnish, so you will need to clean them now and then to bring back the shine.
Cleaning your Silver Jewellery
Whether you bought your unique silver bangles from Silver.uk.com, or they were given as a gift, looking after your jewellery will make sure that it shines for a long, long time. There are plenty of home remedies that can be used to help bring back the shine to your silver.
Baking Soda and Water
Baking soda is something that many people have in their kitchens; mix a small amount with water to create a paste and you can then apply it to the jewellery using a soft cloth. Place a small amount on the end of the cloth and polish the silver thoroughly.
Lemon Juice & Olive Oil
Mix about a quarter of a cup of lemon juice with half a tablespoon of olive oil, and use a microfiber cloth and dip it in the mixed solution. Wring the cloth until you have removed the excess liquid and use the cloth to clean the silver.
Baking Soda & White Vinegar
If you have a slight tarnish on your jewellery, a quarter of a cup of baking soda mixed with a tablespoon of white vinegar could be the perfect solution for you. When you mix the two ingredients together, they will fizz. Place the jewellery in the liquid and let it soak for a few hours. Remove your silver from the solution and rinse it well under the tap, and dry with a soft cloth.
If you take a visit to your local jeweller, you will often find that they not only have some exquisite jewellery of all types but they also offer a cleaning service. Having an item of jewellery professionally cleaned is quick, and relatively inexpensive, with the added reassurance that your treasured jewellery is in safe hands.