Jewellery care and cleaning
Cleaning silver or gold jewellery and maintaining them in a proper way are fundamental things if we want to keep our jewellery almost as new over time.
It is advisable to let a professional take care of the deep cleaning of your jewels sometimes. Just as your trusted jeweler can remove stains, it can also remove scratches and fix bumps due to use to restore your jewelry to the original look.
But if you want to maintain your jewels clean, here are some tips to do that at home.
Why does silver jewelry turn black?
When we make jewellery, we don’t use pure metals. In silver jewellery, for example, we always use an alloy (like a mixture) with parts of silver and copper. This is why is defined 925 silver. Because there are 925 parts of 1000 in it that are fine silver and 75 parts copper. This small amount helps jewelers to work it but, at the same time, makes jewelry oxidizing over time.
Oxidation can also be accelerated by skin Ph, by the exposure to air and light or by the contact with chemicals such as perfumes, creams, makeup, soaps or cleaning products.