How To Manage Your Silver


How To Manage Your Silver

Silver is one of the most common elements that every home has; whether a middle class or upper class family. It may be in the form of silver jewellery, silver coins, silver bars, or silverware. Whatever kind of silver you have in your home, remember that you must store it properly, because silver has a property of tarnishing easily; and you definitely don’t want that to happen to your silver, do you!? Silver, when comes in contact with water, or even air, starts tarnishing away. This is why it is extremely crucial to clean your silver right before storing it in the most appropriate way, after every use. In this blog, we will help you know everything about how you are supposed to keep your silver articles clean and protected when not in use.

Cleaning silver

Never store your silver just like that after use. It is important that you clean it well first. This is because when you have used your silver, it has come in contact with air, and maybe water too. This can result in a tarnish developing over the article, or a slight discolouration, any of which may not be clearly visible. But, if you don’t clean your silver before storing it away, the tarnishing or discolouration may only become stubborn so as not to be able to come off easily the next time you want to. Thus, we suggest that after use, you clean your silver articles with a mild liquid detergent and wipe it dry completely with a lint-free or soft cotton cloth. You may also use a hair dryer set on low heat to dry it completely, as an extra measure of protection. Now, your silver article is ready to be stored.

Wrapping it up

You can’t store silver articles directly in your jewellery box. Firstly, you shouldn’t be mixing different metals with silver. Secondly, whenever you open the box, the silver articles will come in contact with air, and thus tarnish or discolour. Thus, you must always wrap your silver before placing it in the box. You may wrap it in tissue paper, butter paper, muslin cloth, or cotton cloth. Don’t wrap it in any other papers, cloths, or bags, as it may result in a reaction and damage your silver articles.

Storing it right

So now, your silver articles are cleaned and neatly wrapped. You now need to store it away. But, how do you do that? First and foremost, remember not to cramp them up in a tight space. Give them enough space, such that they do not rub against other items, and thus cause damage. Also, use an airtight box to store your silver. Even though you have wrapped your silver articles individually in paper or cloth, you never want to take any chance. In addition, you can also put in a small piece of chalk or a silica gel bag, both of which are known to absorb any moisture around.

So, the next time you shop for any silver items, or have your dearest jewellery made from a trusted customized jewellery shop in Rajajinagar Bangalore, like Aura Jewels, make sure you keep it well maintained and properly stored.