One of the most common questions I get is how to clean sterling silver jewelry, particularly if there are stones. Sterling silver jewelry can tarnish over time, which is due to the oxidation of the alloy in silver (usually that alloy is copper). Since many stones may be damaged in commercial sterling silver cleaner solutions, I suggest these three alternative ways to clean your sterling silver jewelry:
To prevent your sterling silver jewelry from tarnishing in the future, store each jewelry piece in ziplock plastic baggies. The airtight seal will prevent the oxidation reaction from happening and will slow down tarnishing.
One last note: Silver plated, silver-filled, fine silver, and other silver-like metals such as argentium may have different needs for care and cleaning. Be sure to consult with a professional jeweler on proper care of these metals.
I gave some considerable thought to my welcome on my home page. After several revisions, it dawned on me: my collections reflect a certain driven passion. So, what is your passion?
If you love spending time in nature, you may be drawn to jewelry that is nature themed (such as my Mountain Love jewelry collection) or jewelry that incorporates elements of nature, such as natural stones, which can be found in my Natural Stone jewelry collection.
If you crave adventure, you may need jewelry that travels well and can be worn with multiple outfits as you are jet-setting to your next destination to surf in Costa Rica or kayak in New Zealand. Versatile jewelry found in my Personalized Jewelry collection serves that need.
If you are an art enthusiast, you may enjoy wearing jewelry inspired by art deco or a statement piece that will turn heads and start up a conversation. My Abstract Sterling Silver or Natural Stone jewelry collections are mini works of wearable art.
If you are a free spirit who takes the road less traveled, my Mixed Metal jewelry collection has a perfect blend of rustic and organic elements.
Or, maybe you are like me, who one day wears a dainty birthstone necklace but another day wears a wide labradorite cuff bracelet as a statement piece for a night out. I invite you to peruse my website to find your next favorite accessory. I would love to know what your favorites are!Continue reading