Silver Care

Here are some tips to keep your silver jewellery (without stones) bright and shiny:

* Store your jewelry in individual air-tight bags. This is the easiest and most effective thing you can do.

* Give your sterling silver jewelry a quick wash with soap and water.

* Dip your sterling silver jewelry in ammonia, then rinse with water and dry with a soft towel.

*For tarnished silver, use washing soda. Line a plastic container with aluminum foil and add 2 tablespoons of Arm & Hammer washing soda with hot water. Soak the silver pieces for a few minutes, rinse in clean water and dry with a soft towel. This is a great method for cleaning chains and jewelry without stones.

A few don'ts:

* Never use toothpaste or abrasive commercial cleaners on silver jewelry, as they can pit silver.

* Don't soak jewelry with bezel-set stones. Clean carefully around the stone, or use a polishing cloth.