The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Sterling Silver Jewelry

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling silver jewelry is known for timeless beauty and elegance. 

Over time, however, it can lose luster and even develop tarnish. 

Regular cleaning will keep your sterling silver jewelry looking radiant. 

The best way to clean your precious sterling silver jewelry is with exceptional Blitz Manufacturing products that result in a brilliant shine.

Understanding Sterling Silver Jewelry

Before delving into the cleaning process, it's important to understand sterling silver. Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, typically copper. 

This alloy gives sterling silver its durability yet makes it prone to tarnish. 

Tarnish occurs when silver reacts with sulfur compounds in the air or on the skin, resulting in a dull, darkened appearance. Regular cleaning and care can restore the original shine.

Choosing the Right Jewelry Cleaning Product

Blitz Manufacturing has superior cleaning ingredients specifically designed to clean and inhibit tarnish for sterling silver jewelry..

Our highly effective and safe products are ideal for maintaining your precious jewelry. 

Blitz Sterling Silver Jewelry Polish (Item #618) is a non-toxic formula that removes tarnish and restores brilliance without causing damage. Using high-quality products prevents abrasive or harsh chemicals from harming your jewelry.

The Sterling Silver Jewelry Cleaning Process

To clean sterling silver jewelry, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Get a soft microfiber or soft flannel cloth, warm water, and apply Blitz Sterling Silver Jewelry Polish to the jewelry. Gently rub the polish over the silver surface with the grain of the silver.
  • Step 2: Rinse the jewelry under warm water to remove residue.
  • Step 3: Gently dry with a soft lint-free microfiber cloth or soft flannel cloth, buffing the surface to a bright shine.

Additional Tips for Jewelry Care 

To keep your sterling silver jewelry looking its best:

Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place, ideally in an airtight container, to minimize exposure to air and humidity.

Avoid contact with chemicals, including perfume, hairspray, and household cleaning products, as they can cause tarnish and damage. Bleach fumes are especially harmful to silver. 

Remove your jewelry before engaging in activities that may subject it to excessive moisture, perspiration or chlorine, such as swimming or exercising.

Regularly clean your jewelry to prevent tarnish buildup. If you wear your jewelry frequently, clean it every few weeks. For occasional wear, clean it every few months.

Consider professional cleaning by a jeweler for delicate or intricate pieces to ensure they receive the utmost care and attention.

Cleaning Sterling Silver Jewelry

Cleaning sterling silver jewelry is a simple and essential process to maintain its beauty. 

Blitz Manufacturing offers exceptional cleaning products specifically formulated for sterling silver. By following the steps outlined in this guide and using Blitz Manufacturing quality products, your sterling silver jewelry will remain radiant and lustrous for years to come. Visit to explore our solutions for cleaning sterling silver and other jewelry!

Blitz® has been making items to clean metals of all kinds, including silver, since 1912. Many tens of thousands of consumers world-wide have used Blitz silver polish (Item # 618) with great success.

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