Sterling Silver Care

With proper care, your Silver will retain its beauty and character for many generations to come.

The first rule of Silver care

Sterling Silver tarnishes, especially when exposed to salt air and products that contain gin sulfur, such as rubber bands and some papers. However, Silver that is regularly used typically needs less care, so FaniBlu strongly encourages you to use or wear your Silver every day.

Washing Silver

FaniBlu recommends washing Silver by hand in warm water with a mild detergent. Because many food acids and gases in the air can have a corrosive effect, we suggest that you wash your Silver immediately after use. To avoid spotting, it is important to dry your Silver immediately after washing.

Polishing Silver

Use a quality brand Silver polish. Some "dip" polishes contain harsh chemicals and should be avoided. Electrolytic cleaning (aluminum foil, salt and baking soda in a water base) is not recommended. Begin by using a soft cloth of sponge to apply the plush. Rub each piece gently but firmly lengthwise, using straight, even strokes. You may use a small brush (like a toothbrush with natural bristles) for decorative trim of borders. Wash in sudsy water, being sure to remove all the polish. Rinse well in warm water, dry thoroughly and buff gently with a soft cloth.

Special considerations

An "oxidized" finish is the deliberate blackening of crevices in the ornamentation of a Silver object to make its decretive details stand out more clearly. Take care as this finish can be removed by overzealous cleaning and polishing.

Storing Silver

Once cleaned and polished, Silver must be kept dry and properly stored. Our FaniBlu jewelry bags will protect it from abrasion and offer a degree of tarnish prevention.