Cleaning Your LBD Jewellery
THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR JEWELLERY TARNISH FREE IS TO WEAR IT....
When Sterling Silver and 10ct Gold comes into contact with hydrogen sulfide, a chemical reaction takes place and a layer of tarnish is formed. Depending on how toxic the environment is surface tarnish can appear as a slight darkening, a golden or copper coloured staining and even a complete grey or black covered layer if its left to tarnish for a long time.
However, it's easy to clean and beneath the tarnish your sterling silver or Gold Vermeil will still be in great condition. Sterling silver or Gold Vermeil won't rust, turn green or corrode like cheap metals.
The hardest time to keep sterling silver clean is when it is being stored and nature’s elements take hold. If you come back to your jewellery after some time and find it be be tarnished heavily, don’t stress, here is a great way to clean it quickly at home.
CLEANING AT HOME -TIPS
REMOVING SULFUR FROM YOUR JEWELLERY.
Most of the time your sterling silver will just need a little polish but if it is badly tarnished here is way to clean it it home..
Do not use a silver polishing cloth on Gold Vermeil
-Wrap a bowl with Aluminium Foil
-Add tarnished sterling silver and a tablespoon of baking soda to the bowl
- Pour in boiling water
- watch the water bubble and remove the tarnish. You will smell the tarnish attaching to the foil..
- when the silver looks clean (this won’t take long) remove with tongs or similar
- rinse well under cool water
- polish with a jewellery cloth (sterling silver only) or just use a soft cotton ball or cloth to quickly wipe down gold vermeil items.
DISCOLOURED CHAIN FROM SWIMMING IN CHLORINE..
Cleaned with Baking Soda, honestly its so quick and easy. No soaking, no scrubbing, no need to polish for hours. In two minutes its brand new again..
YOUR JEWELLERY WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO BE RESTORED. LBD JEWELLERY IS MADE FROM SOLID STERLING SILVER AND GOLD VERMEIL/SOLID STERLING SILVER.
If your jewellery develops surface tarnish, simply remove the nasties with the method noted above and read our tips on how and where to store your jewellery to be sure something in your environment isnt reacting with the jewellery.
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