Caring for your sterling silver jewellery

Sterling silver is a beautiful and versatile material that can be worn for years with proper care. Here are some tips on how to look after your sterling silver jewellery:

  1. Keep it clean: Over time, sterling silver jewellery can tarnish due to exposure to air and moisture. To prevent this, clean your jewellery regularly with a soft cloth or a silver polishing cloth. You can also use a mild soap and warm water to clean your jewellery, but make sure to dry it thoroughly afterwards.

  2. Store it properly: When you're not wearing your sterling silver jewellery, store it in a cool, dry place. You can use a jewellery box or a ziplock bag to protect it from dust and moisture.

  3. Avoid exposure to chemicals: Sterling silver can be sensitive to chemicals, such as perfumes, lotions, and cleaning products. To prevent damage, make sure to apply your products before putting on your jewellery, and avoid wearing your jewellery while cleaning or swimming.

  4. Handle with care: Sterling silver is a relatively soft metal, so be careful when handling your jewellery to prevent scratches and dents. Avoid wearing your jewellery during physical activities or sports, and be gentle when putting it on or taking it off.


By following these simple tips, you can keep your sterling silver jewellery looking beautiful for years to come.


Cleaning badly tarnished silver at home

Cleaning badly tarnished sterling silver jewellery at home is easier than you might think! Here's what you'll need:

  • A bowl

  • Aluminium foil

  • Baking soda

  • Boiling water

  • Soft-bristled toothbrush

  • Soft cloth



  1. Line a bowl with a piece of aluminium foil, shiny side up.

  2. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the aluminium foil, making sure to cover it evenly.

  3. Place your tarnished sterling silver jewellery on top of the baking soda, making sure it is touching the aluminium foil.

  4. Pour boiling water over the jewellery and baking soda until it is completely submerged.

  5. Let the jewellery soak for about 5-10 minutes, or until the tarnish has lifted.

  6. Remove the jewellery from the solution using tongs or a spoon, and rinse it thoroughly under running water.

  7. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub any remaining tarnish or debris from the jewellery.

  8. Rinse the jewellery again under running water, and then dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth.


Your badly tarnished sterling silver jewellery should now be clean and shiny again! Repeat the above process if necessary for stubborn tarnish.

Note: This cleaning method is not recommended for jewellery that contains pearls, opals, or other delicate gemstones, as it may damage them.