Sterling silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. With proper care, your silver will retain its beauty and character for many generations to come.
Sterling silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to salt air and products containing sulfur, such as rubber bands and some papers. However, silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so we strongly encourage you to wear your silver every day.You can brighten silver pieces that haven’t been plated, by using a soft eraser on the surface of your piece by rubbing in the direction of the grain or you can wash it with liquid soap for clothes and use a soft brush. Then rinse it well and blow dry it, so it gets completely dry.
Gold plating and platinum plating is a thin layer of gold or platinum respectively, over silver. Rhodium plating is a thin layer of rhodium, which belongs to the same family of metals as platinum, respectively, over silver. In order to be maintained as long as possible, it requires care and attention.
You cannot prevent the wearing off of the plated colour in any case; you can only slow it down.
Gold and rhodium plated pieces are sensitive, avoid contact with perfumes and cleaning products and take off while showering or swimming.
Gold and rhodium plated over a piece of solid Sterling Silver jewellery will eventually wear off, revealing the silver beneath. Earrings and necklaces will keep their plating longer than rings. Plating will wear off faster on rings that are worn everyday. To minimize the wear of plated pieces, please avoid contact with water and rough surfaces. Plated jewellery does not tarnish like silver.