How to care for your Sterling Silver jewelry?

Your fourseven jewelry is made in sterling silver, a beautiful metal that will last for generations with proper care. You only need to take some preventive measures along with occasional polishing to always keep it looking as good as new.

First and foremost, remember how your jewelry looks when you first receive it. Some silver jewelry has been oxidized to give it a slightly ‘antiqued’ look. This should not be confused with silver that has tarnished due to exposure to air, excessive heat, or pollutants.

Many of our fourseven charms and charm holders (such as necklaces, bracelets and anklets) are oxidized and will have certain areas that appear black in order to deepen the character of the charm. Using strong solvents on these could erode the oxidization and impact the overall appearance of the charm. For your charms, especially, please follow the below tips and use a delicate hand when cleaning them with a soft cloth as needed.

To prevent tarnish, follow these tips:

  • Store your jewelry in a cool, dry place. Silver tarnishes when exposed to air, so it’s a good idea to keep your silver in airtight zip lock plastic bags, or covered in a cloth enclosed in an airtight container when not in use. This will help slow down the tarnishing process and protect your jewelry from scratching. Also, keep it separately from your other accessories as silver jewelry gets scratched easily.
  • Remove your jewelry when cleaning, swimming and taking a shower. Always remove your jewelry before using any product that contains bleach, ammonia, alcohol, fingernail polish removers that contain acetone, and turpentine. Some of these can cause a breakdown in the metal alloys leaving your jewelry beyond repair.
  • Remove your jewelry when sleeping. Movement during sleep can also cause stress or scratches.

To clean your jewelry, try these tips:

  • Clean after every use. After every use clean your jewelry with a soft cloth to remove the oil and grime that would have stuck to it from the skingrime it could have been exposed to throughout the day.
  • Use a professional jewelry polishing cloth. The best way to clean your jewelry is with a professional jewelry polishing cloth. The cloth is treated with cleaning chemicals and not only will the cloth last a long time; it will give you an amazing shine each and every time. Rub gently in a lengthwise motion. Be careful not to pull hard on any joints or clasps as they could get damaged during cleaning.
  • Use hot water and baking soda. If you find you need more than a polishing cloth, another simple way to clean your silver jewelry is to fill an aluminum pan with really hot (but not boiling) tap water. Add about 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir a bit. Add your jewelry and let soak for 10 minutes. Use a soft brush to to scrub away the tarnish that has accumulated. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Please note that it is not advisable to use this method on jewelry with stones or plating as damage could occur.
  • Never use toothpaste to clean silver jewelryjewelry, as it is very abrasive.
  • Never dip any silver jewelry in ‘dip’ solutions or commercial cleaning solutions even though it may say that it is for silver jewelry. Dip cleaners will work the first few times, but after that, the silver jewelry may change color and will never look the same.

If the scratches are too deep or the oxidation process has happened over a long period of time, consider having it cleaned and polished by a professional jeweler once. Then you can follow the above steps regularly.

fourseven is a contemporary jewellery brand

We design and create jewellery for people who ‘Choose Happy’. Who wholeheartedly embrace the different sides of their personality and celebrate the little things that make them unique and special. With fourseven jewellery, we strive to create a timeless and emotional connection with our customers, to create pieces that are reminiscent of happy memories or special milestones of their lives. For us, jewellery is not just an accessory you find pretty- it always means something. If we can bring a smile to our customers’ face or create a unique accessory which becomes their special, favorite item that is loved and cherished over the years, we believe we’ve done our job well.

Every new collection we bring to market is a celebration of India, carefully thought out and as unique as the people wearing it. We believe in reviving our rich traditional crafts, finding an expression in jewellery for the modern generations. Our jewellery is about wearable storytelling. So some are earthy, some are spiritual, some are elegant and alluring and some are quirky and fun. Be it a someone looking for simple and classy pieces for office wear, someone choosing statement pieces for occasion wear or someone looking for thoughtful gifts- we deliver elegance that not only complements your wardrobe but also your personality.

FOURSEVEN IS A CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY BRAND

We design and create jewellery for people who ‘Choose Happy’. Who wholeheartedly embrace the different sides of their personality and celebrate the little things that make them unique and special. With fourseven jewellery, we strive to create a timeless and emotional connection with our customers, to create pieces that are reminiscent of happy memories or special milestones of their lives. For us, jewellery is not just an accessory you find pretty- it always means something. If we can bring a smile to our customers’ face or create a unique accessory which becomes their special, favorite item that is loved and cherished over the years, we believe we’ve done our job well.

Every new collection we bring to market is a celebration of India, carefully thought out and as unique as the people wearing it. We believe in reviving our rich traditional crafts, finding an expression in jewellery for the modern generations. Our jewellery is about wearable storytelling. So some are earthy, some are spiritual, some are elegant and alluring and some are quirky and fun. Be it a someone looking for simple and classy pieces for office wear, someone choosing statement pieces for occasion wear or someone looking for thoughtful gifts- we deliver elegance that not only complements your wardrobe but also your personality.

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simple tipsprevent tarnish

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Store your jewellery in a cool, dry place. Silver tarnishes when exposed to air.

Two

Remove your jewellery when bathing, swimming and taking a shower.

Three

Remove your jewellery when sleeping. Movement during sleep can also cause stress or scratches.

Four

Keep your jewellery in airtight chemical-free zip lock plastic bags, or covered in a cloth enclosed in an airtight container when not in use.

Five

Always remove your jewellery before using any product that contains bleach, ammonia, alcohol, fingernail polish removers that contain acetone, and turpentine. These and other chemicals may cause a breakdown in the metal alloys leaving your jewellery beyond repair.

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Also, try to keep it separately from your other accessories to prevent scratches.

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