Keep your jewelry looking shiny and new with these tips from our staff. With years of experience we have a few top recommendations for caring for your sterling silver jewelry.
Never Swim in Your Jewelry
Chlorine and sterling silver is not a good mix! It is shocking how quickly a dip in the hot tub can discolour your favourite pieces. Not to mention chlorine can weaken the metal claws (gold or silver) around diamonds which can lead to losing precious stones!
Avoid Direct Contact With Sprays
Hairsprays, perfume and other sprays will cause the silver to become dull. Jewelry should be the last thing you put on before going out and the first thing you take off when arriving home.
Tarnishing of sterling silver occurs with exposure to air. It is best to store your jewelry in a clean, dry space. Excellent jewelry storage options include a velvet lined jewelry case or in sealed plastic baggies. Proper storages does NOT include car cup holders, the bottom of your purse or the bathroom!
Keep Away from Moisture
If you keep your jewelry in a clean, dry place (see previous point) you won’t have this problem! Don’t leave jewelry in the bathroom, always take off jewelry when you sweat and leave your jewelry at home when going for a spa day.
Wear Your Jewelry
Jewelry is yours to wear for a lifetime! One of the easiest ways to keep your jewelry from tarnishing is to wear it! Your natural oils help keep your sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing.
Occasionally Clean Your Jewelry
Mix a little bit of baking soda and water together and rub the paste on your sterling silver jewelry. Then rinse with water and dry with a hair dryer on a low setting. For more in-depth cleaning instructions click here.
Turn to the Professionals
Jewelry can be stubborn and sometimes just won’t get as clean as you like. We would be happy to clean and refinish any Hilary Druxman Jewelry at no charge if dropped off at our 1-258 McDermot location.
Diamond Cleaning Tip
Our favourite and easy way to clean diamond rings is simple and easy to do at home! A small jar of Mr. Clean soap and an old soft toothbrush is all you will need. Wet the toothbrush and dip it in the soap. Gently brush the ring and then rinse in a small bowl of water. Do NOT rinse over the drain!