Silverware maintenance and cleaning methods
First, the blackening of silver jewelry is a normal natural phenomenon. Because of sulfur and oxides in air and other natural media, it has a certain corrosive effect on silver. After wearing for a while, some tiny spots (silver sulfide) will appear. Membrane), it will spread into pieces and even become black for a long time. Even if a protective film is plated on the surface of the jewelry, if the time is long, the oxidation will still occur, so the silver jewelry has some discoloration due to oxidation.
Second, silverware maintenance should pay attention to the following points, you can extend the light period of your baby jewelry.
- Avoid silver and jewellery with hair gels, perfumes, skin care products, soaps, etc., which can cause silver and jewelry to be dull or even dark.
- When washing and bathing, you should remove all kinds of jewellery in time to prevent jewelry from encountering cockroaches. In particular, when the chlorine-containing bleach is in contact with silver, it undergoes a chlorination reaction, which causes the silverware to darken rapidly.
- When silver jewelry and jewellery are not to be worn, be sure to dry them thoroughly before storing them to prevent them from tarnishing.
- Silverware that is not used for a long time is best to use a sealed bag (plastic zipper bag) to squeeze the air and then press the post rails, and then put them up, so that the contact between the silverware and the air can be minimized.
Third, make the blackened silver shine as a new way
Silver jewelry (silver) that has not been treated with anti-oxidation is easily oxidized and blackened and loses its luster. If the oxidation is not serious, the toothpaste can be washed on the surface of the jewelry. Methods as below:
- Squeeze a little bit of toothpaste without rubbing water, rubbing it on the surface of the silverware by hand. If it is a silver ornament with a lot of openwork on the surface, you can use a soft toothbrush to stain the toothpaste and a small amount of water, and gently brush the silver surface and the recess.
- After fully rubbing or lightly brushing, rinse with clean water and blot the water with a clean towel or napkin and let it dry in a cool place.
(Note: If the surface of the silverware is not white enough, you can repeat 1~2 in 1 and 2 steps until the yellow and black oxide layers on the surface are completely removed.)
- You can use a special silver cloth to wipe, because the silver cloth contains polished powder, so you can't get water! Although it will turn black after wiping the silver cloth, the black thing is silver oxide, and the silver cloth can be used repeatedly for a long time.