Past Entries
February 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
March 2014
January 2014
April 2013
February 2013
August 2012
July 2012

Blog

Sterling Silver - Lustrous and Low Maintenance

by
Sterling Silver - Lustrous and Low Maintenance Silver is used for jewelry because it can be plated with rhodium for a shiny finish, a thin coat of silver for the same effect, or gold to produce a gold gild on the piece. This is often how costume jewelry is given a gold sheen. Silver can even be hammered or worked into links for different ideas of what it looks like.


Sterling Silver - Lustrous and Low Maintenance Despite the resistance to tarnishing, jewelry made of sterling silver has special needs. The natural oils on a person's skin can keep the sterling silver from tarnishing; the jewelry is made for often wearing and use. However, wearing this kind of jewelry while doing things such as dishes and heavy cleaning will expose the jewelry to chemicals that tarnish and cause the jewelry to become less than stellar. Some tasks are better done without jewelry on.

Sterling Silver - Lustrous and Low Maintenance Keeping the jewelry from tarnishing also means using special cleaning supplies and anti-tarnish strips when the jewelry is being stored. Cleaning the jewelry is a good idea, but keep the cleaning gentle and with the correct supplies. Extreme corrosion can be dealt with by wheel polishing, but that is extremely expensive for the general jewelry buying public. A patina - a special covering - can help keep the tarnish down.

Visit Schmidt Jewelers, Inc. in Arkansas City, Kansas today, and find the perfect piece of Sterling Silver jewelry for you or a loved one today!





AT: 01/01/2016 10:43:10 AM   LINK TO THIS ENTRY
0 Comments:

Post a Comment
Name:

Check here for Anonymous
Email

Website:

 
Please contact me at the phone number and address below
Phone Number

Address:

 
Comment:

 
User Verification
4 5 4 3 9 9 1 5
Please enter the number you see in the box.
[ What's This? ]