How to Prevent Silver from Tarnishing Quickly


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Here are some easy tips to help you prevent your silver articles from tarnishing quickly


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How to Prevent Silver from Tarnishing Quickly:

How to Prevent Silver from Tarnishing Quickly


Introduction Silver polishing cloths are quite inexpensive and last a long time. Silver is an excellent metal choice for necklaces, rings, bracelets or other accessories to enhance your wardrobe. This metal is versatile and adds a funky look to casual outfits or a quiet elegance to dressier ensembles. If you are looking for Silver collections, you can visit the best silver jewellery shops in Madurai .


Polishing: Simply polishing your silver works well when the tarnishing is not too severe. It’s also the best method for cleaning oxidized silver, as you can stay away from the intentionally tarnished areas. Just keep in mind that silver is relatively soft and may become scratched easily. You can use a special silver cloth to polish your items, but a lint-free flannel, microfiber, or other soft nonabrasive cloth will do as well. Do not use paper towels or tissues to polish your jewellery as they contain fibers that can scratch the silver. Be careful with silver-plated items, as excessive polishing can remove the plating (depending on the thickness).

Clean frequently::

Clean frequently: First and foremost, clean your silver jewellery often. Especially promptly after use. Prompt cleaning is especially important when the silver jewellery has been exposed to certain foods or products containing sulfur, or which are acidic or salty.

Soap and water:

Soap and wate r Warm water and a mild, ammonia- and phosphate-free dishwashing soap should be your first line of defense if the polishing cloth fails to remove tarnish. This also holds true for rhodium and gold plated silver. You should also avoid using rubber gloves when washing silver as rubber corrodes silver jewellery. Do NOT use a tootbrush to reach difficult spots as it could leave scratches on the surface, instead, use a Q-tip for those hard-to-reach spots. Use a special polishing cloth or simply a soft, lint-free cloth to gently rub the silver clean straight after washing. As you dry the jewellery, gently buff the shine back with a soft cotton cloth.

Salt bath:

Salt bath This works as a gentle cleanser that removes tarnish without abrading the silver. Put hot water into a bowl, then add a tablespoon of salt and few strips of aluminum foil. The combination of salt and aluminum will react with the tarnish on the silver’s surface and create a brights, shiny surface in place of the tarnish. When silver sulfide reacts with aluminum in a salt solution, the chemical reaction between the substances turns the silver sulfide back to silver. The reaction happens faster when the solution is warm. Then run the jewellery under some cool running water to rinse off the salt, thereafter gently dry the silver using a soft cloth or microfiber towel.

Professional care:

Professional car e If your pieces are heavily tarnished and you don’t have the time to clean them, take them to a professional silver cleaner. Moreover, very old, fragile, or valuable pieces should also be cleaned by a professional.


Conclusion Proper caring and maintenance is necessary for any fine jewelry. If you follow these recommended tips, sterling silver care is incredibly easy! These methods will help prolong the longevity (and beauty) of your necklaces or rings for years to come! Be sure to check out our beautiful and timeless silver articles in M adurai today !

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