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Sterling Silver Care

Sterling Silver Jewelry Care

Sterling silver requires special care to preserve its appearance and longevity. In 1851, Tiffany set the American standard for sterling silver, pioneering a mixture of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper to enhance luster, strength and durability. This remains the industry standard today.

Day-to-day Care

Sterling silver tarnishes when exposed to salty air, chlorine, sulfur, humidity, perspiration, cosmetics, household bleach and other strong chemicals. To prevent tarnish as much as possible, we recommend that you store your fine jewelry in a safe, dry place when engaging in the following activities:
 

  • Household and outdoor chores
  • Showering, bathing or swimming in pools, hot tubs, hot springs and the ocean
  • Using lotion, hair products, fragrances and other cosmetics
  • Exercising at the gym or during contact sports
  • Preparing meals

 

Storing sterling silver in the Tiffany Blue® flannel pouch provided with your purchase will help prevent tarnish.

General Silver Care
Special Considerations and Storing Silver

How to Clean Sterling Silver

1. Apply a small amount of Tiffany’s silver jewelry cleaner to a soft cloth.

2. Gently rub the silver with the cloth several times.

3. Rinse the silver thoroughly in warm water.

4. Blot dry and shine your silver with our polishing cloth or mitts. This will remove the tarnish and restore shine.
 

We also welcome you to bring your Tiffany jewelry instore for professional cleaning.


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