To ensure that your jewelry has a long lifespan, we have listed some information about silver and care instructions here.
The information 925 sterling silver is always given for the sake of completeness and means nothing other than that the jewelry consists of 925 parts silver and 75 parts copper. The products are all nickel-free! The copper content is necessary to give the jewelry a higher level of hardness, because jewelry made from pure silver would be too soft to work with.
Silver has the property that it oxidizes with oxygen over a longer period of time and this results in the jewelry darkening. Darkening is a chemical reaction and unfortunately cannot be prevented, but the process can be slowed down.
To slow down the process, here are some care tips:
- Wearing the jewelry should be avoided when using cosmetics, as these contain sulfur and will darken the jewelry more quickly.
- Silver jewelry should also not be worn in salt water or water containing chlorine.
- If the jewelry is not being worn, it is recommended to keep it airtight.
If your piece of jewelry darkens after a long time, there are special cleaning cloths that are available in drugstores or supermarkets. You can also use this to polish the jewelry preventatively, toothpaste is also good!