It seems that a great majority of Celtic necklaces and jewelry are made of silver. Silver is both beautiful and affordable. But many people don’t know how to keep that new silver piece looking great. Want to keep your necklace shiny and fresh? A few very simple and easy steps will help keep it looking like new.
Keep your necklace in a bag when you’re not wearing it. A plastic ziplock bag will do just fine. Keeping the air out of the bag is essential to keep the oxidation to a minimum. Store the bag in a cool, dark place.
To clean your Celtic necklace, always use a soft 100% cotton cloth. An old cotton tshirt is perfect.
Is your necklace just a bit dirty? A very weak solution of dish detergent and water will take off light soil. Just be sure to dry completely when you’re done.
Silver paste cleaners can be used if your necklace is really tarnished. Silver cleaner can be easily found in the cleaning section of a large grocery store and can certainly be found at the local discount department stores. If your necklace or charm contains a gemstone, do not get the paste on your stone.
In addition to cleaners, many jewelers sell clothes that you can use on your silver pieces… very handy indeed!
And don’t wear your silver while you’re swimming! Chlorine can really do a number on silver jewelry.