Sterling silver and fine silver will tarnish over time, and may tarnish at different rates based on the wearer’s body chemistry. Luckily, silver is easy to clean. Clean silver jewelry can be stored with an anti-tarnish tab (included in every order) which will help prevent tarnish for months.
A quick Google search will turn up a number of DIY at-home tricks for removing tarnish including using toothpaste; toothpaste will remove tarnish, but note that a paste with abrasives can mar the surface of some silver. We compared some different methods of cleaning silver here, including a silver cleaning cloth, silver cleaning solution, and water and baking soda.
Swim or bathe in your jewelry at your own risk, and use caution if choosing to sleep wearing it. Seashore Design Studio does not recommend wearing your jewelry to bathe or sleep, and chlorinated water can affect silver; some people find that showering in their silver jewelry keeps it cleaner!
Especially if wearing your jewelry as mama metal where children will be handling it, be sure to inspect your jewelry on a regular basis.
Seashore Design Studio’s handmade silver jewelry is heirloom quality, and your fine silver centerpieces should last for years to come. Sterling silver chains and fine silver centerpieces are built to last. We wire carefully making every effort to create a safe and strong piece, and all of our chain links are soldered closed – we don’t use open chain or jump rings. That being said, natural wear and tear can occur on anything. Sometimes a fault in metal will cause an otherwise strong piece of chain to break.