OXIDIZED SILVER? HERE ARE SOME PRATICAL TIPS TO AVOID IT.
Oxidized SILVER? HERE ARE SOME PRATICAL TIPS TO AVOID IT.
Have you ever had to stop wearing your silver jewelry because it was covered in a black coating?
Don’t fret, it’s absolutely normal, especially if you don’t know how to properly take care of them.
First of all, you should know that silver blacking is the result of the oxidation of some of the materials that it consists of. Sterling silver jewels contain 925 parts of silver and 75 of different materials. These materials tend to oxidize and provide the silver with an awful black coating.
Thais Bernardes shares with us a few practical tips to avoid the blackening of sterling silver.
- When you’re not wearing them, put your jewels back into their case or away from objects that could damage them.
- Tread carefully with water. Don’t wear your jewels when you’re taking a shower or when you’re in a pool.
- Don’t put your jewels in close contact with crèmes or perfumes. Try to use these products before wearing jewelry.
- Don’t polish them with alcohol. All you need is a dry cloth and to be especially careful, avoiding scratches at all cost
- In summer, your acid sweat could end up oxidizing your jewels. Wear them with moderation e remember to dry them before putting them back in their case.
If, in the other hand, you are already in possess of oxidized sterling silver jewels, try dissolving 50 grams of sodium bicarbonate in one liter of warm water, and add the jewels as soon as it gets cold. Rinse them after a couple of minutes and they will be back to their original splendor.