Sterling Silver is compromised of 92.5% pure silver and the remaining content is normally copper to harden the metal. Due to this copper content, Sterling Silver will tarnish over time, so here are some tips on keeping your silver jewellery tarnish free:
Polishing - polish your silver jewellery regularly using a non-abrasive cloth. Silver polishing cloths which have been pre-saturated with silver polish can be purchased online. You can also use soap and water and dry off with a soft cloth but avoid harsh, commercial silver cleaners or *dips*, you won't need to use these if you polish your jewellery regularly!
Gemstone Jewellery - If you have gemstone jewellery like the pathfinder wolves, do not immerse it in water and do not use *dips* or abrasive cleaners on gemstones, just use a polishing cloth on the silver itself.
Storing - When you take your jewellery off, store it in a dry, cool place. We recommend keeping jewellery in plastic zip-lock bags as this helps prevent the silver from tarnishing.
General Advice - Take your jewellery off and keep it in a safe place if you plan on going swimming or are using household cleaning products, as the chlorine contained in pool water and some cleaning products will cause your silver to discolour.