1. Brightness preservation
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. All SilverLightning jewelry is treated with an anti-tarnish coating (E-coat) to help protect against tarnishing. However, our jewelry can tarnish over time when exposed to the open air(oxidation). This does not mean that the jewelry is not high quality, nor does it mean that it is tarnished forever. We recommend you follow our care instructions for long- lasting jewelry.
Exposure to certain harsh chemicals or environments will result in compromising the integrity of your jewelry. This includes, but is not limited to the following: perspiration, perfumes, cleaning agents, chlorine, saltwater, and silver polish.
Remove jewelry before going to have a shower or participating in physical activity. the chemicals like shampoo or shower gel can trigger the tarnishing process.
Jewelry should be stored away from direct sunlight and heat. The best way to store it is in a plastic zip lock bag made of polyethylene. Other option will be the box or a tarnish-resistant pouch. Do not store your jewelry in the bathroom or any other humid places.
Pour a small amount of mild soap into lukewarm water and use a soft toothbrush to clean your jewelry. Make sure if it completely dry before storing it.
Clean your jewelry with jewelry cleanser. Follow their instructions.
2. Cleaning your jewelry
If your silver jewelry does oxidize, there are steps you can take to bring back its original shine
IMPORTANT NOTE :
PH Balances : The acidic nature of your sweat can cause discoloration to your skin and/to your jewelry. This may result in your jewelry turning black color, which can be easily wiped off followed the instruction above. Reaction to high acidity levels in your skin is not a manufacturing fault. It is natural reaction.
Gold plated jewelry requires more care. Using your toothbrush very intensely may cause the gold plating to fade away, therefore it is especially important that you do this process very carefully to avoid the gold plating from wearing away. If your sterling silver jewelry has become dull, a silver-polishing cloth is a great tool to make it shine again. However, it will not remove scratches.