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How to keep your silver jewellery clean

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You may notice that your silver jewellery will blacken over time. This is a natural process that occurs in sterling 925 silver as a result of oxidation (exposure to air). This is easily solved by taking a few simple steps.
What you'll need: 
A soft brush (an old, clean, toothbrush is ideal) and washing up liquid
And/or a special silver jewellery detergent cleaner (a liquid dip or cleaner cream)
And/or a jewellery cleaning cloth (you can buy these at most high street jewellers).
1: 
Clean your jewellery regularly. You can do this by using a very soft brush with warm water and a small amount of washing up liquid. Brush very gently so you don't scratch your jewellery and dry thoroughly to avoid water tarnish.
2: 
Or clean your jewellery with a jewellery detergent cleaner or a jewellery cleaning cloth.
3: 
Showering with your silver jewellery on really helps as the soapy running water keeps the jewellery clean and prevents it from blackening.
4: 
Try to avoid exposing your silver jewellery to chemical substances (such as lotions and perfumes) as this can damage the silver.
Conclusion: 
Happy polishing!
Tips: 
When you are not wearing your jewellery keep it in a jewellery box or pouch, in a closed drawer or in a clear plastic bag with a seal (zip-lock bags are ideal). This will keep it from being explosed to the air and blackening and will also prevent it from getting scratched.
If you have purchased an item of silver jewellery that has been blackened deliberately in production (by a liver of sulphur technique) be careful when cleaning as the original 'blacker' parts were deliberate!
Warnings: 
When the weather is warm your silver jewellery blackens faster due to the acidity of your sweat and the humidity in the air.
Swimming in the sea or in a swimming pool with your silver jewellery on is not recommended as salt water and chlorine can damage it.
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