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How to care for your sterling silver jewelry


Gold, platinum and sterling silver are precious metals.  Sterling silver requires some care being that it will chemically react and yellow or blacken with a film called tarnish.  This is caused by oxygen in the air, perspiration, body chemistry or chlorine.  Most pieces today have a protective coating to slow down the tarnishing process.  It is recommend keeping your sterling silver away from swimming pools and hot tubs.  When not in use, store in a zip lock bag.  Liquid silver dips are strong chemicals and should only be used for a few seconds; never leave your jewelry in the solution as it will tarnish beyond the point of returning shiny again.  Using a silver polishing cloth is a less messy option.  FlagsAndJewelry.com  AQFLAGS.COM