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How to Keep Your Silver Jewelry Looking Shiny

How to Keep Your Silver Jewelry Looking Shiny


How to Keep Your Silver Jewelry Looking Shiny

You’ve got the perfect outfit idea for your outing tonight, complete with jewelry. Well, you would be wearing your silver jewelry but when you pull it out of storage, it’s got this gross black coating on it.

This black coating is called tarnish. Tarnish naturally appears on any jewelry after a long while of you not wearing it. The only way to prevent this layer of corrosion from appearing is by cleaning your jewelry on a regular basis.

Are you not sure how to clean silver jewelry? Don’t worry, we do. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep your favorite necklaces and rings spotless and tarnish-free.

Storing Your Jewelry 

The first step to clean silver is storage. when your jewelry is left out and exposed to the air, tarnish begins to form at an alarming rate.

Granted, even if your jewelry is sitting in an airtight box it can still tarnish. It just doesn’t happen quite as fast. What you can do is place your silver in an airtight bag that has anti-tarnish strips.

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t put more than one piece of jewelry in a bag. Silver is soft and can scratch if allowed to rub together. 

Polishing

If the tarnish isn’t that bad, you can get by with polishing it. Again, silver is quite soft and can be scratched up easily. You’ll want to be careful. 

Either use a cloth that’s specially made for silver or a microfiber cloth. Whatever you do, don’t use a paper towel. They contain fibers that will harm the silver. 

Seek out Professional Care

If your pieces have a heavy layer of tarnish on them or are super old and brittle, they should be taken to a cleaning professional. They’ll have all the tools necessary to restore the brilliance of your jewelry without breaking it. 

Homemade Cleaners 

You can use commercial cleaners to scrub your silver jewellery but there are more negatives to using them than positives. Cleaning silver with homemade products is the way to go. 

Warm water and mild dish soap is the best method available to you. If you can’t find dish liquid that’s mild enough, you can create a paste with baking soda and water. 

Only put a small amount on the jewelry, polish it, and rinse it off with warm water. Dry it off with a microfiber cloth. 

You can also use vinegar and baking soda. Combine half a cup of vinegar with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Allow the jewelry to soak in the solution for a few hours before you take it out to rinse and dry it. 

How to Clean Silver Jewelry and Restore Its Shine 

That’s all you need to know about how to clean silver jewelry. When in doubt, homemade solutions are your best bet. You can use commercial cleaners but they may harm the silver and the environment. 

Once you’re done cleaning it (and aren’t wearing it), you should store it in an airtight bag. This will ensure that your jewelry stays shiny for years to come. 

Do you have all your jewelry sparkling clean now? Glad to hear it. Check out our blog daily for even more articles like this one. 

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5 Dazzling Jewelry Trends From the Met Gala

5 Dazzling Jewelry Trends From the Met Gala


5 Dazzling Jewelry Trends From the Met Gala

The Met Gala is known for celebrities showing off over-the-top fashions that will have the world talking. The fashions that take the world by storm often appear here first.

This event is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume’s Institute, which is in New York City. Every year has a theme, with this year’s being Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.

This year raised 12 million dollars for the institute.

Many of the biggest jewelry trends are started by celebrities that show up dressed to impress. Which of these stunning looks from the Met Gala will lead to the trends that will take over fashion for the next year?

Read below for 5 of the best dazzling jewelry trends from this year’s event!

1. Diamond Chokers

These chokers serve as a centerpiece to any outfit and will “wow” onlookers. Seen on many celebrities at the event, no one wore it better than Lily Aldridge.

These are seeming to pop up everywhere, and for good reason. Many jewelers can take a diamond necklace and make it any length to form a choker. They can also be incorporated into any type of style, from the subtle to the extreme.

2. Pastels Are In

Pastels flatter almost any skin tone and add color to your outfit in a more subtle, soft way. If you are looking for something that will show your flirty side, pastel colored jewels are it.

Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Chastain are two stars who rocked the pastel look with their dresses and their jewelry. These colors should be used carefully, however. There is a fine line between subtle and bland.

3. Colorful and Exciting

Many stars opted for a less subtle style, matching daring flamboyant dresses with equally elegant pieces of jewelry. This jewelry will leave everyone in your vicinity speechless.

Julianne Moore showed off this trend, showcasing 144.36 karats of diamonds in her earrings. These yellow and red sapphire briolettes matched perfectly with her outfit, exuding both luxury and grace.

4. Studded Diamond Earrings

Many of the top celebrities at the Mets gala went for a simpler look when it came to their jewelry. The focus was on smaller pieces that accentuated an outfit instead of larger pieces that dominated them.

Reese Witherspoon took the simple look to the extreme, choosing to wear diamond stud earrings without a necklace. This allowed her natural beauty to shine through without the distraction of excessive jewelry.

5. Vintage Looks

The gala featured some trendy new modern styles with hip and edgy dresses and accessories. Many of these looks attempted to push against the lines of what is considered fashion.

While these looks might steal the attention of many fashion magazines, there were also stunning vintage looks that deserve just as much attention. Vintage jewelry with a modern twist made a major impact at the event.

Miranda Kerr’s vintage look coupled with classically inspired accessories showed that sometimes a simple look is better.

This vintage jewelry can accent natural beauty and show a graceful, sophisticated side that will make you feel fabulous.