How to: Care for your Silver Pieces

How to: Care for your Silver Pieces

Caring for our silver-plated brass pieces ensures they remain beautiful and in excellent condition. Here are some tips for maintaining these items:

  1. Regular Cleaning:

    • Dusting: Regularly dust your silver-plated items with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent tarnish buildup.
    • Gentle Washing: Occasionally, wash the pieces with warm water and a mild dish soap. Use a soft sponge or cloth, and avoid abrasive pads or harsh chemicals. Don't scrub or use a harsh sponge. 
    • Rinsing: Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any soap residue.
  2. Polishing:

    • Use a silver polish specifically designed for silver-plated items. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth and gently rub the surface in a back-and-forth motion, not in circles.
    • Avoid over-polishing, as excessive rubbing can wear away the silver layer.
  3. Handling:

    • Always handle your silver-plated pieces with clean, dry hands to prevent oils and fingerprints from causing tarnish.
    • Avoid touching the surfaces as much as possible, holding items by their edges or handles.
  4. Storage:

    • Store silver-plated items in a cool, dry place. Avoid damp or humid environments, as moisture can cause tarnish.
    • Use tarnish-resistant bags, cloths, or wraps to protect the pieces when not in use.
  5. Special Care:

    • Avoid Contact with Certain Substances: Keep silver-plated items away from food and drink that can cause tarnish or corrosion, such as eggs, onions, salt, and acidic substances like vinegar and citrus.
    • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause discoloration.
    • Prevent Scratches: Be mindful of sharp or hard objects that can scratch the surface.

By following these care instructions, you can keep your silver-plated brass pieces looking stunning and prolong their lifespan.



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