What should I do if 925 silver turns black?

How to clean 925 silver when it turns black? 925 silver is the one that everyone wears the most in daily life.

Because 925 silver is somehow inexpensive, its necklaces and rings are also very good-looking and can be worn for a long time, but sometimes improper maintenance will cause it to turn black, so how should I wash it? Today, I will share a few way to clean on you own.

Before we go on, you need to understand why 925 sterling silver will turn black,  this is because chemical reaction between silver and sulfur in the air to form black silver sulfide.

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  • When 925 sterling silver jewelry is not in use, it is recommended to seal it in a sealed plastic bag to reduce contact with air, which can slow down or avoid blackening.

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  • Wipe with cotton dipped in white vinegar, the black silver sulfide will dissolve in the ester acid, and the silver jewelry will be shiny again; or soak it with baking soda and then clean it with a soft brush, wipe with alcohol or sodium carbonate, the effect is also very good, so as to avoid The problem of 925 sterling silver jewelry turning black and unsightly.

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  • Wash it with ammonia water, or squeeze 925 sterling silver jewelry with toothpaste on a flannel, it can also remove the black surface layer and restore its original luster, be careful not to scratch the surface.

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  • Use a silver cloth to wipe in one direction until the sterling silver jewelry is polished.

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For silver jewelry, it is the best way to maintain it every day, because the body’s oil will make the silver give off a natural luster. If you don’t wear it often, it is best to pack the silver jewelry in a closed pocket, so that the silver jewelry will not oxidize and turn black.

Plain silver jewelry often turns black. Although it can be cleaned frequently, it is also very troublesome. Prepare a bottle of clear nail polish before cleaning the silver jewelry, and dry the silver jewelry with a hairdryer after cleaning; then apply a layer of nail polish to the clean silver jewelry. The longest can keep silver jewelry – will not blacken for a year.

When wearing silver jewelry, do not wear other precious metal jewelry at the same time, so as to avoid deformation or scratches. Avoid exposure to water vapor and chemicals, and don’t swim with them, especially in the sea. If you want to make your newly bought silver jewelry more shiny and avoid its discoloration, you can apply a thin layer of clear nail polish on its surface, and then reapply it every ten days. To remove nail polish, soak it in banana water and wash it with water.

Avoid putting it together with hairspray, perfume, and skin care products, as this will reduce the shine. When bathing or doing laundry, silver jewelry should be removed to prevent the jewelry from encountering alkaline products and to prevent discoloration and deterioration caused by long-term contact with sulfur and its compounds.

When exercising or doing physical work, you should try to avoid wearing jewelry, otherwise it will easily cause the jewelry to crash, deform or be broken and lost. You should avoid putting multiple pieces of jewelry together. Because of their different hardness, they should be stored in separate compartments after use to avoid friction and scratches. Texture; some medicines can chemically react with silver jewelry and deteriorate the jewelry, so you should be extra careful when you come into contact with medicines.