Silver is a versatile metal with a soft luster that makes for absolutely beautiful jewelry. It is very unfortunate that Silver is very fragile compared to the much more commonly used metals and it can quickly develop tarnish, stains, or scratches. It can also be a bit intimidating to try to clean silver pieces as compared to other metals because they are so delicate. However, you do not have to be a professional necessarily or use expensive tools to clean your silver yourself. Here are some of the tips that can help;
Be Very Careful When Cleaning
Clean your cuffs with a soft 100% cotton nub free cloth or flannel cloth and gently rub off any excess dirt. Keep in mind that silver is a soft metal and you can scratch it if you are not careful so do not rub it too briskly. Never use anything but a clean 100% cotton or a special silver cleaning cloth or a very soft bristle brush lie a baby’s toothbrush or a horsehair silver brush. The dirt particles that are left from the previous cleaning may contribute to scratching the surface too.
It is recommended that you do not use silver dips for removing oxidation from your cuffs as it will leave microscopic pits causing it to darken faster. Instead, focus on preventative care by storing your jewelry in a closed box or plastic bag as silver will tarnish when exposed to air.
Wear Them Appropriately
The silver cuffs don’t have clasps to hold them in place, but they have an opening in one end so while wearing it, one can easily slip into their wrists. Try to avoid slipping them over the hands. Try to keep the ends as close as possible because this size of the cuff will enlarge if you slip it over your hand repeatedly. The metal will also remain intact and will not be weakened by the constant back and forth bend of the metals.
Whenever you are not using the silver cuffs store them in a proper place. If it is stored in a highly humid place, then it will start tarnishing. Even keeping them in the open air is also not a good option. So try as much as you can to keep the cuffs in a jewelry box or a scratch proof box. If using a tight container or a bag, then there is a very good option for the cuffs.