Silver plated jewellery adds a stunning touch of sparkle and glamour to any outfit. From silver earrings for everyday wear to statement silver pendants that create a dazzling evening look, silver jewellery is as versatile as it is effortless to wear. However if not cared for properly, over time it can begin to lose its shine. There’s no reason that your Estella Bartlett jewellery can’t last a lifetime and with a little love and care you can keep your silver jewellery shining bright. Find out how to properly care for and clean silver plated jewellery.
Why does silver plated jewellery tarnish?
Not only is silver plated jewellery charming and can be worn by all but it also adds a touch of shimmer and luster to any outfit. However over time it tends to lose its sheen and become slightly tarnished. This happens when the silver reacts with moisture and air leading it to oxidize. As dust, oil and dirt accumulates on to the silver plating, the jewellery begins to dull or appear darkened. To restore silver plated jewellery to its original shine, the jewellery needs to be properly cleaned and taken care of.
How to clean silver plated jewellery
Your silver plated jewellery may just need a little bit of TLC to get it back to its former glory. If that’s the case then a gentle polish with a jewellery cloth should do the trick.
- Use a quality jewellery polish cleaning cloth that will remove dirt and tarnish as well as give the pieces their shine back.
- Be sure to be gentle when polishing the jewellery by wiping instead of scrubbing.
- Buff your jewellery in between deeper cleans to maintain its shine.
How to store silver plated jewellery
Once your jewellery is perfectly clean be sure to carefully store your jewellery in a safe place. A jewellery box is the perfect home to store your silver plated jewellery and we offer a variety of jewellery boxes for earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Whether you have lots of jewellery or are after something ideal for travelling our jewellery boxes will ensure your jewellery remains tangle free. From our bestselling mini jewellery boxes and rectangular jewellery boxes to tiny jewellery boxes and folding jewellery pouch ideal for travel, you’re sure to find the perfect place to store your silver plated jewellery.
For more jewellery storage ideas, read our blog post How To Store Jewellery and Jewellery Organisation Ideas.
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