Silver tarnish is inevitable, and will eventually happen over few or many years - depending on various factors.
At Sandbox we solely work with and offer 925 sterling silver. However, generically speaking, customers must avoid silver pieces that are below the 925 sterling silver quality mark. 925 silver translates to 92.5% of the piece being silver, and the other 7.5% of the mixture being copper/brass.
“It is worth noting that exposing silver pieces to water will not affect the silver.”
Sterling Silver CareTarnish causes:
1. High humidity
2. Air Pollution
3. Silver pieces having constant exposure to air without being worn; silver reacts to the sulfur in the air. This occurs slowly, and is more prone to happening if the silver piece is not worn regularly.
4. Chemicals found in products such as hairspray, perfumes, deodorant, bleach. Tarnish here develops as a chemical reaction.
1. Constantly wear the silver piece. Creating constant direct contact with the skin leaves little room for the
development of tarnish. This constitutes to whether your silver piece last 2 years or 20 years before
tarnishing. Frequently handling it, significantly lessens from tarnish development.
2. When not worn, store the silver piece in an airtight space.
3. Avoid exposing your silver pieces to liquids composed of chemicals, such as the ones mentioned above under the "Tarnish causes" section.
If the prevention measures mentioned above are taken, the silver piece(s) will last years without getting tarnished.
If for any reason the silver product gets tarnished, local customers may contact us to arrange getting the product re-polished. For international customers, the product may be taken to any silversmith/silver dealer and cleaned/re-polished there!
We also offer an efficient home remedy that can easily be applied. If customers wish to re-shine their product(s) at home, they may contact us to have the home-remedy steps sent to them!