Minimizing Jewellery Tarnish

(Pictured above is the 360º Large and Short Pendant Necklace)

With the exception of the pure metals (e.g. Platinum, 24k Gold and Fine Silver), metals typically used for jewellery are a combination of two or more metals.  At least one metal in the combination is a base metal - usually copper or nickel.  It is the base metal, that causes jewellery to tarnish - not because it is defective, but, as a result of a natural chemical reaction with either oxygen, sulfur dioxide, human perspiration or some combination of the three.

In this article, we share three tips for minimizing jewellery tarnish.

Pareure Jewelry Jewelry packaged in a resealable bag.

1.  Store jewellery in resealable bags.  Be sure to push as much air out of the bag as possible before sealing it.

Pareure Jewelry Jewelry inside the compartments of an anti-tarnish lined jewelry box drawer.

2.  Line your jewellery storage containers or wrap your jewellery with anti-tarnish fabric, which can be purchased at most fabric stores.  Some jewellery boxes are pre-lined with anti-tarnish fabric, as shown in the. compartments of the jewellery box pictured above.

Pareure Jewelry 360º Large and Short Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

3.  Have your jewellery professionally plated with Rhodium, which is invisible to the naked eye.  Typically, Rhodium plating is applied as a thin layer; so, if you choose this route, be prepared to have your jewellery re-plated at least once per year.

Tarnish is a force of nature that can be reckoned with.

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