Preventing Tarnish: Simple Tips And Tricks - MissLJBeauty

Preventing Tarnish: Simple Tips And Tricks

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The moment when you open up a jewellery bod and see a stunning necklace or ring is like no other. Jewels are always stunning and they can make you feel classy and elegant without even trying. When it comes to keeping your jewellery safe and sound, it is incredibly important that you try to clean your jewels often and prevent them from tarnishing. Today we are taking a look at just some of the ways you can stop your jewellery from tarnishing.

Know why it happens
The first step to prevent silver tarnish is to know why it happens and how. Tarnish of silver jewellery is caused by oxidative chemical reactions in the air and the environment around it. Chemicals such as hydrogen sulphide can have an affect on silver and cause it to darken over time. It corrodes silver and this is why it can become weaker and darker. It is important to keep your silver clean and dry before storage and be sure it is stored safely.
Ideally, if you want to avoid lots of chemical reactions happening to your metal, it is a smart idea for you to store your jewellery away from air and somewhere which is dry and cool too.

If you are looking for a few simple ways which you can either prevent tarnish or clean tarnish off your silver, we have a few simple solutions for you.

1) Chalk
Chalk is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to getting rid of tarnish and it can be something which is super simple to use. Chalk can be placed with your jewels when you store them in their box and it will help to absorb chemical residues in the air.

2) Anti-Tarnish Strips
These strips are sold in pretty much every jewellery shop and supermarket you can imagine, and they are a super simple method to make sure that your silver stays shiny and bright for longer. These strips are used just like chalk to help absorb chemicals in the air which might otherwise react with your silver and cause it to tarnish.

3) Anti-Tarnish cloths
when you buy a piece of silver jewellery you will usually also be given a cloth or two to use to help keep them clean. These cloths are soaked with traces of silver to help soak up sulphur in the air and keep your silver clean. Wiping your silver with these often can be a handy thing to do and it can make a big difference.

4) Silica Packs
Silica packs might be familiar to you already as small sachets which appear in shoe boxes and other items which you buy. They are usually used to help absorb water in the air to keep your clothes and other items from forming mould. They can be great when you place them in your jewellery box to help keep your jewels nice and fresh for longer, and it will help you to do some recycling too!