Rawile only uses sterling silver, one of the most beautiful and lustrous of all metals. Sterling silver is a precious metal and may require cleaning from time to time. With some simple care you can preserve your jewlery for many years to come.
The First Rule of Silver Care
All sterling silver will tarnish over time, but it will happen much faster when it comes into contact with agents such as skin creams, perfume, sulphur, salty air, hairspray, chlorine and acidic skin ph. The amount of oxidation (tarnish) that occurs is dependent on the skin and care habits of the wearer. Tarnishing is not a manufacturing fault. However, silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so we strongly encourage you to wear your silver every day!
General Silver Care
To clean your jewelry, use a small amount of silver jewelry cleaner on a soft cloth and gently rub the silver several times. Then rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water and carefully dry. This will remove the tarnish and dullness, keeping your sterling silver like new. Please note that chlorine and bleach accelerate tarnishing and should be avoided.
An oxidized finish is the deliberate blackening of crevices in the ornamentation of a silver object to make its decorative details stand out more clearly. Take care as this finish can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing.
Once cleaned and polished, silver must be kept dry and properly stored to avoid abrasion and prevent tarnish.
Take care to protect your jewelry from impact against hard surfaces and avoid contact with abrasive surfaces. Gemstones can scratch other gemstones and wear away at precious metals. Therefore, avoid stacking those rings and bracelets that would be vulnerable to such abrasion. Extreme temperatures, perfumes, cosmetics, ultrasonic cleaning and household chemicals can also damage jewelry.
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