Silver Cleaning Care

Sterling silver naturally tarnishes over time and requires occasional cleaning, but it can always be polished to a beautiful shine, resembling new or even better. The tarnishing of silver can be attributed to various factors, including skin type, weather conditions, sweat, or exposure to chemicals such as detergents and chlorine. Some say their silver rarely needs polishing, while others, including myself, prefer to use a cleaning cloth every few weeks to maintain a top-notch shine.

While strong detergents are not recommended due to their harshness, cleaning cloths, though requiring more effort, are convenient and highly effective. Specialized cleaning cloths designed for silver can work wonders.

At Silverwow, we understand the importance of preserving the beauty and longevity of your silver jewelry. Here are some dos and don'ts to help you care for your silver jewelry effectively:


- Regular Cleaning: Gently clean your silver jewelry using a Silverwow cleaning cloth to prevent tarnishing.

- Proper Storage: Keep your silver jewelry in a cool, dry place, ideally in an airtight container or zip-lock bag to minimize exposure to air and moisture.

- Wear Regularly: Frequent wear can help prevent tarnishing, as the natural oils in your skin create a protective barrier.

- Remove Before Activities: Take off your jewelry before swimming, exercising, or using chemicals to avoid damage.

- Separate Storage: Prevent direct contact between pieces to avoid scratching and tangling.


- No Harsh Chemicals: Keep jewelry away from perfumes, lotions, hairsprays, and cleaning agents to prevent tarnishing.

- Skip the Pool: Remove jewelry before swimming to avoid damage from pool chemicals.

- Avoid Abrasives: Don't use abrasive cleaners, toothpaste, or baking soda, as they can scratch the surface.

- No Tissue or Paper Towels: Use soft, lint-free cloths designed for jewelry cleaning.

Following these tips will help your silver jewelry stay beautiful and lustrous for years. If you have questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.