3 Highly Effective Ways to Prevent Tarnish

First, let’s start with defining what tarnish is and how it is formed. It can be the blackening or dulling of your jewelry or it can be the goldish tint that your sterling silver takes on before turning black or gray.  The picture of the cup shows the various stages of tarnish. Tarnish is caused by sulfides in the air and also by chemical exposure.  So, how do you prevent it from forming? The 3 most effective ways I have found to prevent tarnish are: Last On, First Off: There is a common saying that your jewelry should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. This is very true. Be sure to put your jewelry on AFTER you apply any perfumes or lotions to your skin or products to your hair, and try to avoid direct contact of your jewelry with these products. … [Continue reading]

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