Sterling Silver Jewellery Care
By The LA Content Team - 2nd April 2020
If you love your jewellery as much as we love ours, then you’ll know that seeing a favourite piece start to tarnish can be heart breaking. That well-loved ring from your sister is looking mottled and dull, and no amount of rubbing is getting it any shinier… The solution? Sterling silver jewellery.
What’s So Special about Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other alloys, such as copper, to make it more durable, as silver on its own is incredibly soft! The high silver content in sterling silver means that tarnishing is almost non-existent, so no brassy sheen and dark smudges will appear to ruin your jewellery for a very long time… if you take care of it properly!
Sterling Silver Care
Sterling silver jewellery remains incredibly popular due to its high quality and seriously long-lasting shine, but, like everything, time can take its toll if you don’t look after it. Sterling silver jewellery needs your help to stay looking fabulous.
Try to avoid getting your jewellery in direct contact with any chemicals. That means taking your sterling silver rings off before you go applying your daily moisturiser! Perfumes aren’t a friend of 925 sterling silver either, so make sure you’re not wearing any necklaces or bracelets as you spritz on your favourite scent. All of your lotions and potions will have an effect on your jewellery, so don’t slip on your treasured pieces until your skin is dry after your beauty regimes.
Being made up of mostly pure silver makes sterling silver a very special material, and special materials require special care. If your sterling silver jewellery stays out for too long, it can start to tarnish or oxidise, so if you’re not wearing it then we advise popping it into an air tight bag!
Lost its shine? Polishing to the Rescue!
If your silver jewellery is looking a little lacklustre after being left out for too long, or worn too often on holiday and getting covered in sun cream, there are things you can do to bring back that gorgeous shine.
Silver polishing cloths used gently will get your pieces looking brilliant again, and good news: even the natural oils in your skin will help keep your jewellery clean! Sterling silver jewellery is made to be worn, so put on pieces and let your skin do the work.
Everyone’s skin is different, and unfortunately this means that not everyone can wear all types of jewellery. A lot of metals, such as nickel, can cause allergic reactions for some people, turning a fun jewellery shopping trip into a disheartening one. Where possible, our jewellery is 100% nickel free or meets the UK guidelines for nickel content, so you shouldn’t have any problems with our jewellery! One of the fabulous things about sterling silver jewellery is its hypoallergenic quality. This means that it causes no allergic reactions! No rashes, no bumps, no red itchy skin. Sterling Silver jewellery will leave sensitive skin smooth and happy.
Do your ears get hot when you slip in a pair of fashion studs? Try some of our sterling silver earrings! Here at Lisa Angel we make sure our earrings have sterling silver posts wherever possible, so if you’re prone to metal allergies these hypoallergenic earrings will be kind to your sensitive ears.
Styling Sterling Silver Jewellery
One of the best things about jewellery made from sterling silver is how easy it is to wear with literally anything. Silver is a timeless classic that works brilliantly with any colour and pattern; keep it simple and summery with delicate pieces like toe rings, make a statement with chunky pieces and patterns, or finish a casual outfit with a subtle pendant accessory. This jewellery works with everything.
Personalised Sterling Silver Jewellery
Want to make your jewellery even more special? Lisa Angel offers a range of personalised sterling silver jewellery, turning high quality jewellery into heartfelt high quality jewellery! A gift to be treasured or a fabulous treat to yourself, personalised sterling silver jewellery will never disappoint.
Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery
We here at Lisa Angel take pride in providing you guys with the best quality jewellery, and our range of handmade pieces are no exception. Put together carefully by our skilled jewellery team, all of our sterling silver handmade jewellery is crafted with care, and it shows! We have a gorgeous range of sterling silver chains for you to choose from when it comes to creating a bespoke necklace, and the tiny stamped 925 on each and every clasp, chain, jump ring and toggle of our handmade jewellery shows you that you’ve bought the real deal.
We think nothing beats sterling silver jewellery, and your skin agrees! So have a browse through our range of sterling silver jewellery now and see for yourself how many beautiful high quality bracelets, necklaces, bangles, rings, and anklets you can get for a fab price at Lisa Angel.