How to clean your jewelry
Here are a couple of tips on what you can do yourself to remove various discolorations on your namepiece
Care instructions: Start by cleaning the jewelry with, for example, toothbrush and dishwashing detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Dip the jewelry in silver dip about 5-10 seconds, no more. Avoid dipping freshwater beads in the liquid.
Rub hard and then polish with impregnated plastercloth, adapted for silver jewelry. There are silver dips and plastercloths to buy in jewelry and jewellery stores. These last a very long time. You should do this regularly to keep the jewelry neat for a long time. In the webshop you will also find small nice Putsdukar.
If you don't think it's enough...
Send me a lot and I'll do it as new! Attach a addressed and franked return envelope or swish 30kr for the return shipping to me at 0766-456444. Best to contact me before so I know it's on its way.
The offer applies only to jewelry made by Namnsmycken.com /Amanda Egilson Hallgren.
Keep in mind that you're the one who's responsible for the jewelry when you send it to me. Therefore, always send your jewelry with Posten's recommended letter service.
Amanda Egilson AB
114 37 Stockholm
Why has my jewellery become discolored?
Wherever sulfur occurs, silver can become discolored and turn black. It is said that the silver oxidizes. This is not entirely true, as oxidation is actually a sulphide, i.e. a process in which sulfur joins and forms a chemical compound with silver – silversulfid, which forms a thin black film on the silver surface.
Sulfur is found almost over everything, in the air, on the skin (some drugs may affect), on painted surfaces, in fabrics, plastics, cigarette smoke, fossil fuels and rubber bands, etc. Oxidation can be puffed away with silverputsduk containing polishes that protect the freshly trimmed surface and delay the emergence of new blacking. The jewellery stays finer the more you use it.
Because silver is a relatively soft metal scratching the material easily when it meets harder material or other silver. When you get your jewelry it is almost unnaturally shiny and shiny. That's because it's a completely new outlet from the last Polish bath. If you have a jewel with several name tags or pendants that are opposite each other, a abrasion occurs, resulting in small scratches in the silver. These small scratches will eventually cover the entire surface and you will not experience the silver that is scratched anymore, instead you usually say that the silver has a fine patina.
Good luck with your name jewelry!
Amanda Egilson Hallgren
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