Protect silver jewellery from humidity
Your silver jewellery needs all the more care during monsoon. Humidity and air pollutants often take away its sheen. How can you store silver ornaments best? Here are some handy tips:
Remove jewellery before a shower or washing your hands. Avoid wearing it in the rain.
Don’t use liquid cleaners on your jewellery, as they get stuck in the engravings and cause dullness.
Store in ziplock plastic bags and stuff a thin layer of cotton on the walls of the bag. The container that you put the bags in should be moisture resistant, and the surroundings unexposed to air and light.
It is advisable to put activated charcoal and silicon pouch in the ziplock bag to prevent tarnishing.
Take your jewellery to a professional silver cleaner or jeweller to get it treated with the right equipment and treatments like the silver dip to maintain its lustre, brilliance and versatility.
Or, opt for economical and environment friendly silver cleaners in your kitchen. Soap and water: Use a mild, ammonia and phosphate-free dishwashing soap with lukewarm water. Olive oil and lemon juice: Mix half a cup of lemon juice with one teaspoon olive oil in a bowl. Dip a microfibre cloth in it, squeeze out the solution well and then polish, rinse and dry your silver.
When getting dressed, wear the jewellery after you’re done applying cosmetics and perfume, or it can cause damage to the delicate items.