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Add Some Sparkle: How to Clean Your Sterling Silver Jewellery

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Add Some Sparkle: How to Clean Your Sterling Silver Jewellery
With daily wear, your beautiful sterling silver jewellery can naturally lose a bit of its sparkle. Don’t worry! Caring for your piece is easy and here are some tips for just how to do that. 1. Take a Cloth to It At the end of the day, when you are taking your necklace or bracelet off and before you place it in your airtight bag for storage, give the piece a quick clean using a silver cleaning cloth. This will help to remove fingerprints or oils that have come off your skin, and any light tarnish. 2. Give it a Twinkle When your jewellery begins to lose its luster, perhaps once every few months, use a special sterling silver cleaner (like Twinkle, which we sell online). This product will give your piece a more thorough clean and will remove heavy tarnish. Just use the soft sponge provided, wet it, dip in the polish and rub onto the silver. The tarnish will come off with little effort. Exposure to humidity will accelerate tarnish, so you may need to clean it more often in the hot and sticky months. TIP: Use a baby toothbrush (with extra soft bristles) to clean the tarnish from inside the letters. 3. Or Go DIY Although we do recommend a sterling silver cleaner, in a pinch or just to go DIY you can use baking soda! Add baking soda to room temperature water to make a paste. Using a soft sponge, rub the paste onto the silver. TIP: Use a baby toothbrush (with extra soft bristles) to clean the tarnish from inside the letters. 4. Just Don’t Dip We don’t really recommend silver “dips”: They are very strong and can be harmful to the silver if left in the dip too long. Try our cleaning tips instead! If you need help cleaning your Citrus Silver jewellery, or in a rare case you think it needs a little extra TLC, contact us for more advice.

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