HOW TO CLEAN SILVER JEWELRY
Despite its versatility, silver is a fragile metal compared to many more commonly used metals – it can quickly develop tarnish, stains or scratches. Many people shy away from cleaning silver pieces because the metal is so delicate and the tarnish seems so irreversible.
Using common household items to clean silver, such as toothpaste or baking soda, increases the likelihood that you'll damage the silver due to the products' abrasive nature. Silver polish is also somewhat abrasive, and can be extremely toxic. It often contains both hydrocarbons and ammonia, which can lead to breathing difficulty upon inhalation and skin irritation, among other dangers.
Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is non-abrasive and non-corrosive, so it can safely restore shine to sterling silver and bring your tarnished silver pieces back to life.
TIP: Regardless of how well you clean it, all silver will tarnish when it's exposed to air and light. Tarnish happens when silver combines with sulfur and creates silver sulfide, darkening the surface. Here are a few easy ways to slow the tarnishing process:
Do not use Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner or any other degreaser to clean pearls, opals or emeralds. A degreaser can remove the oils with which these gems are treated, removing their luster and causing damage.
We also do not recommend cleaning costume jewelry – this should be cleaned only with warm water.
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