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How do I take care of Sterling Silver items?

How do I take care of Sterling Silver items?
Sterling silver and gold-filled materials will tarnish with time as they react with gases in the air, a process that is expediated by factors like humidity and pollution. To keep your jewelry shiny and tarnish-free, I would recommend storing each piece in an air-tight polyethylene bag (e.g. a Ziplock bag); a strip of anti-tarnish paper in the bag may also help. Some jewelry boxes are also made with tarnish-reducing linings. Try to avoid long-term contact with materials like rubber and paper products (unless it is acid-free). If your jewelry does tarnish, various jewelers and online sources sell polishing cloths which have been treated with tarnish-removing solutions. More information can be found online; here is one such resource:


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