How Do I Clean Silver?
Some cleaners which are ideal for sterling silver may be too harsh for the set gemstone. If gem-set, use a soft toothbrush to gently clean the surfaces of the gemstones. Ultrasonic cleaners are not recommended. Natural body oils, soap and regular daily dust can build up on your jewellery.
If more serious cleaning is required, then use a good jeweller’s rouge or jewellery cleaning dip. They can damage pearls and gem-set jewellery. A mild soap in water is usually enough to clean it. Remember the backs! Gently pat the jewellery dry. However, if your silver is gem-set see below for advice on specific gemstones to be sure what is safe to use.
Gemstones are so fascinating!
Gemstones are so fascinating! As colorful as the rainbow and as sparkling as fine leaded crystal gemstones have captured the imaginations and desires of men and perhaps especially, women, for ages. Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and fascinating.
So you can clarify any questions and get the answers you need to make an informed decision. Folklore about stones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. The information presented on these pages was compiled from a wide variety of rock, gem and lapidary books and from information gathered on the internet.
Buy silver jewellery online
When you buy your jewellery from these online places you really will be saving loads of money by buying these products. At a fraction of the cost is than they would normally sell for. Note that just because these pieces are less money cost wise, doesn't mean they are lower in quality!
Obviously some sites online will sell chintzy materials, but this doesn't go for every place out there, you simply have to know where to look and what to look for! There is no such thing as high quality or low quality sterling, because sterling simply put is the best there is! The overall weight unit of the sterling silver applied in the piece should be the determining component in the cost, unless the item was hand-made, in which case it will cost substantially more than similar pieces that were not handmade.