Tarnishing is a natural process that occurs when the metal reacts with sulfur or oxygen due to which the object begins to look dull and lifeless.
How quickly the pieces tarnish depends on a number of factors - your skin, the way you care for them, the air around and the material used to make them.
Metals are very receptive to sulfur, and this reaction results in the dreaded Tarnish.
Knowing how to protect objects from the elements will make all the difference in terms of tarnish removal and how to clean and maintain the jewelry for the future.
Read on and we'll try to help you keep your jewelry sparkling and safe no matter what!
Restricting Chemical Contact
One of the major reasons jewels get tarnished is because of the contact with chemicals.
The various chemicals present in the things we use in daily life react to the metal alloys and tarnishes the pieces as they contain sulfur in them.
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The simplest things such as the moisture in the air can wear down your jewelry pieces, so it's important to store them properly.
Always store the jewelry in closed containers which will help to reduce the amount of moisture and oxygen that makes contact with it.
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Keep them Dry
The easiest way to tarnish your jewels is by contact with moisture and liquids.
This includes lotions, washing hands, spritzing your hands with perfume or sweating with your jewels on.
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Clean Your Jewelry
Make sure to clean your jewelry periodically with a variety of solutions, foams, and pastes whatever available.
Dip your jewelry in a bowl filled with the solution, scrub with a small brush and be sure to dry it very well with paper towels.
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Try Anti-Tarnish Bags
Anti-tarnish bags are a better option that helps to keep the metals from tarnishing when they pass with each other.
These anti-tarnish bags are more robust than the zippered plastic bags and long-lasting too.
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Apply Clear Nail Polish
Your favorite pieces may be adorned using clear nail polish, such as bracelets, necklaces, and broaches.
Apply the nail polish on a regular basis; it may flake off, it acts as a barrier between the skin, jewelry, and the environment and prevent them from oxidizing.
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Quick tip: Choose pieces plated with karat gold, rhodium, vermeil, gold-filled and higher end fashion jewelry that may help extend its life.